Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $32,917)
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 Salisbury and Rowan County have been identified as disparate and agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the FY 2013 JAG Program. The Salisbury Police Department will use funding to assist in the acquisition of a tactical vest for a special response team member, radio ear pieces, exercise and conditioning equipment, a polygraph chair, finger print comparison training for the Crime Scene Technician, office furniture and storage for duty gear, emergency medical equipment (tourniquets), and personnel/contractual costs for recruiting. The Rowan County Sheriffs Office will use funds to purchase Tasers, holsters, cartridges and power chargers to equip their patrol officers/detention officers with a less than lethal option to subdue subjects that are under arrest or prisoners.