Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $26,284)
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 and County of Twin Falls will use grant funds for Law Enforcement Leadership Conferences and Training. The proposed improvements are designed to better protect and serve the public by enhancing Law Enforcement programs and operations to maximize resources to fight crime and provide service to the public. The Twin Falls Police Department and the Twin Falls County Sheriffs Office have determined that training is the greatest need for their perspective law enforcement programs. The Twin Falls county Sheriffs Office will send up to 30 officers to a 40 hour class to a training titled Developing Law Enforcement Managers. The City of Twin Falls Police Department will send officers to a training titled Law Enforcement Leadership and Crisis Intervention Training.