Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $59,833)
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 grant will provide funds to the Fargo Police Department for overtime costs of officer salaries for proactive crime prevention and crash reduction programs conducted outside the normal course of duty, including narcotic enforcement efforts. The Cass County Sheriffs Office will increase officer safety by purchasing two Motorola APX 6500 dual band mobile radios, and make any necessary repairs to communication equipment. NCA/NCF