Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $39,953)
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 Kissimmee will use their 2016 JAG award to support the funding of salary and benefits for one Sergeant and two Police Officer positions as well as the cost of administering the grant. The goals of the project are to 1) implement strategies for crime prevention, public safety and awareness; and 2) ensure effective utilization of resources in addressing issues of crime and disorder.