Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $351,107)
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 County of Sedgwick plans to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to purchase various law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the county plans to acquire a leeds firearm comparison microscope and a new weighing balance for the Forensic Science Center Crime Laboratory-Firearms Unit; tasers and cameras for the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Detention Bureau; new subpoena software for the district attorney's office; drug testing and electronic monitoring on community corrections offender clients for the Department of Corrections - Adult Intensive Supervision Program; and a new automated fingerprinting system that is compatible with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation reporting system. The City of Wichita will use its portion of funds for general police equipment and rental cars for undercover uses.