Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $28,190)
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 Fairbanks Police Department will use funds to maintain an officer on a multi-agency Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit (SDEU). The goal of SDEU is to reduce the availability of illegal drugs and alcohol in the Fairbanks community through enforcement and prosecution. The objectives are to maintain investigations of street level dealers and large distribution organizations; to increase warrants and arrests of organized and independent drug offenders; and to decrease the availability of illegal drugs and alcohol in the community. NCA/NCF