Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $151,376)
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).
Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville were identified disparate and have agreed to share the FY 2013 JAG award to combat crime. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will use funds to subscribe to the NC State Bureau of Investigation criminal data bases, and connect Mobile Data Terminals in deputies' cars using cellphone air cards. This will enable deputies to receive messages from Dispatch and other cars, mugshots, criminal records, call history for the addresses they are approaching, and other information in their car while patrolling. The Fayetteville Police Department will use their share of the funds on a new command center, which will host advanced technology elements that will assist in decreasing response time, communicating with local and state law enforcement officials, and assisting with evidence collection. They will purchase computer hardware and software, servers, and video camera equipment. The command center will provide more efficient policing, improve crime investigation, improve crime prevention, and improve downtown city monitoring. NCA/NCF