Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $354,151)
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 county of Sedgwick plans to utilize the FY 2014 Local JAG award to purchase various law enforcement equipment. The county plans to purchase: an FT-IR spectrometer and a new weighing balance for the illicit drug identification laboratory; interview recording system for the sheriff's office; new proximity readers for the district attorney's office; drug testing and electronic monitoring for the department of corrections - Adult Intensive Supervision Program; computer equipment to be used to conduct courtroom testimony; portable radios/base radio station for the police department; and a StorageTek tape library for the county DIO-IT department. The city of Wichita will use its portion of funds for general law enforcement equipment and rental cars for undercover operations. NCA/NCF