Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $237,214)
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 El Paso and City of El Paso will support criminal justice initiatives. JAG funds will be used to purchase various types of law enforcement equipment and supplies. Specifically, the sheriff's office will procure security cameras; the district attorney's office will acquire computers; and the police department will purchase hard drive video recorders. The goal is to improve criminal justice services.