Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $24,935)
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).
Twin Falls County will use their JAG funds to purchase Digital Voice Recorders with USB download (49); Basket Weave Recorder Holders (35); and 15 Firearm Mounted Lighting Systems for M-4 Rifle Platforms. Twin Falls Police Department (TFPD) will use their JAG funds for much needed training. TFPD will enroll 8 officers in the Sergeants Academy, two Lieutenants will attend the FBI Inter-mountain Law Enforcement Executive Command College, and will contract with a consultant to facilitate training sessions in Creating a Communications-Intensive Work Environment for all TFPD employees. NCA/NCF