Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $53,799)
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 award recipient will use grant funding to support personnel and supply needs in the Research and Development and Crime Analysis and Intelligence Units, along with staff training emphasizing law enforcement evidence-based practices. The goals of this project are as follows: maintain the departmental community and problem-oriented policing philosophy, utilize evidence-based strategies to improve public safety, and utilize crime data and intelligence to drive deployment decisions.