Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $19,258)
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 Salina and Saline County, KS have been identified as disparate and will utilize this 2016 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras, Sharp Aquos Board, Portable Alert System, and a FLIR hand held compact night vision camera. The main goals of this project are to ensure that these equipment purchases create efficiencies, improve public safety, and cost savings that benefit the entire justice system.