Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $95,450)
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).
Polk County will use their 2016 JAG funds to purchase a moving target system for firearms training; in-car thermal printers with peripherals such as cabling, power adapters, vehicle mounts for the printers; safety cones; and portable ferromagnetic detectors for use in detention facilities. In addition, funding will be utilized to assist in the partial salary and benefits of one Adult Drug Court Counselor for the Tenth Judicial Circuit.