Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $21,681)
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 grantee will use the JAG award to purchase electronic ticket writers and fund targeted overtime operations as necessary. The goals of this project are to utilize efficient and technologically advanced equipment to improve productivity and accuracy of daily tasks; enhance existing law enforcement efforts by exploring new policing approaches to community issues; and utilize evidenced based policing programs and strategies with the overall goal of reducing crime and improving quality of life in the community.