Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $15,586)
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following program areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
The city of Henderson and Vance County will use the JAG award towards equipment enhancements and technologies for their law enforcement agencies. The Henderson Police Department will use funds to replace older model in-car video camera systems. These enhancements will improve the department's acquisition and preservation of vehicle stops and will also aid in training, evidentiary purposes, and officer accountability. The Vance County Sheriff's Office will use their share of the funds to purchase Mobile Data Terminals, accessories and communications cards for installation in patrol vehicles.