Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $126,159)
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 Ada County Sheriff's Office is seeking assistance through this grant in buying new and more advanced crash investigation equipment that is less labor dependent and more efficient, thus allowing for the more timely investigation of crash scenes and ultimately a much faster scene clearance time. The new crash investigation equipment only requires one deputy to operate by remote control. This frees up staff to work on other aspects of the investgation resulting in roadways being cleared faster. Boise City Police Department will use their funds to purchase an Electronic Citation System E-Ticket. NCA/NCF