Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $158,288)
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).
Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated through the Fiscal Year 2014 JAG program. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will use JAG funds to subscribe to the NC State Bureau of Investigation criminal data bases, and connect Mobile Data Terminals in deputys cars using cellphone aircards. This will enable deputies to receive messages from Dispatch and other cars, mugshots, criminal records, call history for the addresses they are approaching, and other information in their car while patrolling. This information will improve officer efficiency and officer safety. The city of Fayetteville Police Department will use their share of the funds to procure video cameras, which will provide video surveillance wireless and data feeds to the Police Department's new command center. The center hosts advance technology elements that will assist in decreasing response time, communicating with local and state law enforcement officials and assisting with evidence collecting. This project will yield more efficient policing and improve crime investigation, prevention, downtown city monitoring. NCA/NCF