Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $15,994)
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 Henderson and Vance County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of 2015 JAG funds allocated to them for law enforcement technology and equipment enhancements. The City of Henderson Police Department will use their share of the funds to replace outdated in-car cameras, which will improve officer safety and accountability, and provides evidence in criminal proceedings. The Vance County Sheriffs Office will use their share of the funds to purchase patrol rifles and equipment for deputies working in rural areas.