Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $36,518)
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 Wichita Falls will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to purchase medical kits to be carried by SWAT members, window tint meters for traffic enforcement, software, storage boxes for the Evidence/Property Unit, scuba communicators for the scuba team, GO Jack car dollies to be shared by the Criminal Investigation Section (CIS) and Traffic Unit, and cellebrite cell phone forensic equipment to be used by the CIS with other investigative units. Wichita County will utilize their portion of funds to enhance vehicle safety. Specifically, the Wichita County Sheriff's Office will purchase the wrap-around aluminum heavy duty push bumpers to enhance vehicle safety, and steel window bars as an additional security measure in prisoner transports.