Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $19,951)
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 Saline and Saline County have been identified as disparate. Each jurisdiction will utilize their share of the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase handheld and in-car stalker speed radar; crime-lite alternate light source and accessories; a NRS rapid rescuer; infrared (IR) auxiliary lighting equipment and accessories; and a sleuthgear covert camera. The project goals are to enhance officer and public safety, increase prosecution in criminal cases, and aid in the recovery of evidence throughout the county. NCA/NCF