Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $33,589)
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 Olive Branch, city of Southaven, and Desoto County, disparate jurisdictions, will use FY15 JAG funds to support the purchase of equipment and supplies at the Olive Police Department, Southaven Police Department, and the Desoto Sheriffs Department. The Olive Branch Police Department will serve as the fiscal agent managing the JAG award. The goals are to increase essential law enforcement services and enhance communications. They are improving the function of the criminal justice system.