Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $29,633)
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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. Funds will be used to purchase mobile computers and body-worn cameras. The mobile computers will improve the ability to access critical intelligence information and conduct criminal investigation operations in the field. The body-worn cameras will expand the options available to field officers to document daily incidents while conducting calls for service and investigations.