Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $39,673)
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 Muskogee and county of Muskogee, OK have been identified as disparate and will use their 2016 JAG funds to support the Citys Police and the County Sheriffs departments with law enforcement technology and equipment enhancement. The Muskogee Police Department will use the funding to purchase communication headsets for the SWAT team and traffic enforcement patrol vehicle radar units. The Muskogee County Sheriffs Department will purchase computers and all associated mounting equipment and hardware to communicate with the 911 dispatch center and complete their associated criminal reports.