Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $94,359)
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).
Prince William County will use the JAG funds to contract out for services for the county police department to develop software and scan, image, index, and digitally convert thousands of microfilm and microfiche records of police incident reports, field interview information, criminal investigation supplements, and arrest information. Digitally available information will be stored on a computer server and made available to police officers and civilian staff via their computer laptops, desktops and mobile data computers in police vehicles. NCA/NCF