Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $19,315)
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 Hillsboro will utilize the 2015 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program Funds for the Property and Evidence Enhancement Project. As newer technology becomes available in the area of Forensic photography equipment, the ability to search for, and process forensic evidence increases. Technology offers the increased capacity of documenting forensic evidence such as latent prints, injuries, and forged documents through ultra-violet photography. The grant funds totaling $19,315, will be utilized to purchase digital cameras for forensic investigations, additional lockers for evidence storage and crime scene processing equipment, including: a metal detector, laser measuring device, crime scene lighting, static dust print lifters and a portable fuming chamber for latent print development in the field. NCA/NCF