Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $15,096)
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 San Marcos will utilize the JAG award to fund the investigative technology project by acquiring one total station, one quadcopter, three cameras, and related accessories for use by the San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) in crash and crime scene investigations. No matching funds will be provided for this project.