Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $217,853)
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 Greenville, the city of High Point, and Guilford County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 JAG program for law enforcement enhancements. The Greensboro Police Department will use the apportioned FY 2014 JAG funds for first year costs of a GeoTab Fleet Management Project. A web based system, GeoTab will enable the Department to determine speeds and driver performance in real time, record trip histories and vehicle performance for efficiency studies, and determine manpower considerations and fleet allocation. JAG will allow for 154 GeoTab vehicle installations, which is approximately half of the current fleet. The High Point Police Department will use the FY 14 JAG funds for the following technology upgrades: high definition televisions, an interactive whiteboard, a projector, and a desktop computers to upgrade the Department's training room and conference room; a forensic optical comparator and replacements of barrier filter glasses for the crime lab; ARAS 360 HD software and cameras to assist with traffic investigations; TB external hard drives to upgrade the interview room; and an upgrade to the Crime Analysts computer with GIS mapping and other analytical needs. The Guilford County Sheriff's Department will use the apportioned FY 14 JAG funds for two completely outfitted unmarked law enforcement vehicles to be deployed in two of the county's districts. NCA/NCF