Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $29,672)
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 goal of this project is to purchase of six Mobile In-Car Video Cameras to capture audio and video recordings of interactions between on-duty Rock Hill Police Department officers and citizens during traffic stops and other related contact. By providing law enforcement personnel with the necessary technology, personnel will be better prepared to detect, identify, prevent traffic accidents and disrupt acts of violence throughout the City.