Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $36,106)
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 Lumberton will use their Fiscal Year 2013 JAG award to continue their efforts to reduce criminal activity in high crime areas of the city through overtime, technology enhancements, and training for officers. The proposed strategies include overt and covert operations in high visibility areas while others will be executed discreetly via undercover operations. Surveillance will be conducted to observe and apprehend criminals in the act of breaking & entering or attempting to rob a decoy. The police department will also purchase tablets for detectives to assist in making audio recordings of witness statements, sharing photos of suspects, accessing crime maps to detect patterns, emailing case files, as well as complete reports out in the field. Lastly, JAG will allow training of law enforcement personnel, which is essential for optimal service delivery to the citizens of the Lumberton community. NCA/NCF