Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $258,630)
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).
El Paso County and the City of El Paso will use JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment and supplies to improve criminal justice services. To support criminal justice initiatives, the district attorney's office will purchase computers; the police department will purchase hard drive readers/audio transmitters and a Vision Mirror DVR; and the sheriff's office will purchase a passenger bus for inmate transport and fund personnel/overtime. NCA/NCF