Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $128,019)
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).
Ada County and Boise City will use their FY 15 JAG funds to incorporate underutilized law enforcement technologies and replace outdated equipment. Technology and equipment will aid job performance and improve safety for officers and the public. The Ada County Sheriffs Office will upgrade existing alcohol breath testing devices to the new gas calibration systems. The Boise City Police Department will use funds to purchase replacement bomb suits for the Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) team and a fleet management system (Agile).