Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $25,079)
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 disparate jurisdictions, consisting of the city of Oshkosh and Winnebago County, will share the JAG grant award. The City of Oshkosh will use their JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and Winnebago County will use their JAG funds to purchase and deploy an additional canine unit to enhance its efforts in detecting illegal drugs. The goals of this project are to enhance both police investigations and officer safety. NCA/NCF