Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $10,810)
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 support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to to purchase, install, and implement field technologies in the form of electronic surveillance equipment, surveillance technology, data collecting hardware and software to assist with the investigating criminal activity and processing crime scenes. Funds will also be used to purchase digital recorders to assist officers with report writing and notes and automated external defibrillators for first line officers. NCA/NCF