Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $102,466)
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 Salinas will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to purchase a fully-equipped patrol vehicle and in-car video system, as well as use 10% of funds as administrative costs. Monterey County will purchase desktop scanners for the District Attorney's office. The goal of the city of Salinas is to increase the amount of time police officers can patrol the streets. The goal of Monterey County is to increase the quality of evidence in court.