Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $47,264)
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 Melbourne will use their 2015 JAG award to improve efficiencies and accuracies in evidence collection, to increase efficiencies in taking citizen police reports, to increase the quality of crime data while enhancing crime analysis capability, and to improve officer safety during barricade or hostage situations. NCA/NCF