Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $85,923)
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).
Polk County will used their 2015 JAG award to purchase portable work lamps to assist with illumination at crime scenes; camera/intercom systems for use in detention transportation vehicles; supplies to stock "Go Bags" to be carried in agency vehicles for emergency situations; portable license plate readers to assist in law enforcement investigations, and golf carts to enhance its Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP) program. In addition, funding will be utilized to assist in the partial salary and benefits of one Adult Drug Court Counselor for the Tenth Judicial Circuit.