Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $41,073)
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 Lumberton will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award to fund their Violent Crimes and Criminal Apprehension Project. The overarching goal of this project is to reduce criminal activity in high crime areas of the city through overt and covert operations in high visibility areas, technology, and training. JAG funds will allow the Lumberton Police Department to: procure Mobile Data Terminals (MDT's) to improve the efficiency of it's patrol officers; fund overtime for operations involving surveillance and gang activities, interdiction, drug enforcement and other criminal activity; and train personnel in areas such as domestic violence, in-service training for law enforcement, advanced examiners re-certification, and records management training for DCI recertification.