Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $49,330)
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 Madera, serving as the fiscal agent, will utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG funds to modernize its police department's in-car camera system. The current system is nearing the end of its usefullness and the police department believes that it would benefit from the features found in the latest technology. The Madera County Sheriff's Department will purchase narrowband radios with accessories. These devices will comply with the most current federal narrowband regulations.