Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $348,422)
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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Tulsa and Tulsa County will use their 2016 JAG Local funds to support The Tulsa County Sheriffs Department and the Tulsa Police Department with personnel and equipment enhancement. The Tulsa Police Department will be using the funds for an Interview and Interrogation Recording System, a Sexual Predator and Violent Offender Program, Warrants Enforcement, Neighborhood Enforcement, Physical Fitness Training Mats, an Oxygen Forensics Kit, Crime Analyst Training, Modular Motorcycle Helmets, Digital Cameras and Uniform Division Directed Patrols. The Tulsa County Sherriffs Office will be using the funds to purchase Protective Vests and Trauma Packs.