Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $16,935)
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 Henderson and Vance County are identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the FY 2014 JAG Program to procure equipment for their law enforcement agencies. The Henderson Police Department will use their share of the funds to replace old, outdated in-car video cameras to improve the recording and preservation of officers' audio-visual during vehicle stops. Recordings will be used for training and evidentiary purposes. The Vance County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to purchase mobile data terminals, accessories, and communications cards for installation in Sheriff Deputies' patrol vehicles. NCA/NCF