Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $20,317)
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).
Webster County and the City of Fort Dodge will share the JAG award. The county will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase vehicle lighting, tasers, and a vehicle computer docking station for the sheriff's office. The city will use their share of the JAG funds to purchase tasers, portable battery powered LED lights for help at night crime scenes, equipment cases to protect equipment and gear, and digital cameras for accident/crime scene investigation for the city police department. The city will also use funds to cover training expenses for their Joint Drug Task Force. NCA/NCF