Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $610,760)
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 San Bernardino and the 16 disparate jurisdictions plan to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to fund various criminal justice initiatives. Specifically, JAG funds will be used to pay for officer overtime, police league activities, surveillance, evidence and force option equipment, personnel costs, a mobile command trailer, a transcription provider, safety equipment, and dispatcher salaries.