Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $40,753)
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 grantee will utilize the grant funding to support the acquisition of needed equipment between the police department, sheriff's office, and the Commonwealth's attorney's office. Officers will replace audio and video equipment to capture interactions between police and citizens, both inside and outside a patrol cruiser. The sheriff's office will purchase tasers to increase officer safety. Finally, the prosecutor's office will acquire a high capacity printer to quickly and efficiently print case and court related items including dockets, case notes, incident reports and subpoenas from the case management system.