Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $16,384)
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).
Iredell County will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award for firearms simulation training, the Sheriff's Youth Athletic League, and to maintain accreditation of their forensic lab. JAG will allow the Iredell County Sheriff's office (ICSO) to purchase firearm simulation weapons and protective gear to be used with their SIMS system. This system allows officers to train for various shooting scenarios using simulated weapons and ammunition, which will improve their response and abilities during active situations. The Iredell County Sheriff's Athletic League (ICSAL) was established to reduce youth crime and violence by providing a structured athletic environment, which will expose youth to athletic opportunities that they otherwise may not be able to experience. Grant funds will be used for uniforms, supplies, referee and facility rental fees, and other costs necessary to maintain the program. Lastly, grant funds will be used to pay for the annual review of the ICSO's Forensics Lab in order to maintain accreditation. NCA/NCF