Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $17,351)
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 use the JAG award to purchase investigative equipment and supplies for the Gila River Police Department (GRPD). The project goals are to enhance the evidence collection and preservation abilities of the GRPD sworn staff as well as improve prosecution capabilities by providing unyielding evidence to tribal, state and federal prosecutors to increase conviction rates. NCA/NCF