Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $28,744)
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 Desert Springs will utilize the FY 2014 JAG funds to purchase and supply digital photographic cameras and evidence documentation related equipment to each individual officer, sergeant, and detective for their official use in scene and evidence preservation. Such purchases will translate into a best practices approach to crime scene and evidence preservation, stronger prosecutable cases, and better evidence management. NCA/NCF