Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $156,222)
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).
Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them to improve law enforcement services. Cumberland County Sheriffs Office will use their share of the funds for subscription fees to connect to the NC State Bureau of Investigation and FBI databases for both in-office computer terminals and mobile data terminals, communications software license maintenances, and to offset the cost of aircard user charges. Funds will allow deputies to receive message from dispatch and other cars, view mugshots, criminal records, call history for addresses they are approaching, and other information while patrolling. The city of Fayetteville Police Department will use their funds to purchase and install cameras and monitors, upgrade camera system software, and to purchase tests, banners, and other supplies for Crime Prevention/Community Policing efforts.