Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $659,953)
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 will utilize the FY 2014 JAG award to support personnel costs; cover police overtime details that are targeted at enforcing quality-of-life offenses, robberies, burglaries, and gang activities; and purchase law enforcement equipment. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase an automated license plate reader, trailer, body cameras, safety equipment, computers, an unmarked police vehicle, firearms, ammunition, GPS monitoring, polygraph testing, enhancements to a case management system, professional fees to develop an automated queue solution, speaker fees for law enforcement training, and continuation of the Apple Valley Police Activities League. NCA/NCF