To comply with requirements set forth by the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, the application must be made available for public comment. To make any comments pertaining to the application, contact Corenne Labbé in the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections at 301-952-7082 by September 30, 2013. After thirty (30) days of these release, the application will receive full consideration by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prince George’s County, MD is being granted $380,214 in funding under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Formula Program: Local Solicitation, U.S. Department of Justice. These funds will be used to pay for overtime, equipment, and technology needed by the public safety agencies within the County. The public safety agencies that will use these funds are the Police Department, the Department of Corrections, the Sheriff’s Department and the State’s Attorney Office. The goal of this initiative is to assist these agencies to provide vital public safety services to the citizens and residents of Prince George’s County and its visitors, as follows:
- The Police Department (PD)
The Police Department will use the funds to purchase a computer hardware and software for its Narcotics Enforcement Division and the Computer Forensics Unit. This computer equipment will enable both areas to improve on maintaining case files and reduce time in extrapolating evidentiary material. The Police Department will be receiving $95,300.
- The Department of Corrections (DOC)
The DOC will use the funds to improve its security measures. DOC plans to purchase an electronic key control system and equipment for its Special Operations Section. Under this grant, DOC will be receiving $94,641.46.
- The Office of the Sheriff for Prince George’s County (OS)
The Office of the Sheriff will use the funds for overtime to address landlord/tenants complaints in its Civil Division and arrest warrants for its Domestic Violence Unit. Funds will also be used to purchase equipment for its Warrant Unit and to improve security at the courthouse complex. OS will be receiving $103,810.54.
- The State’s Attorney Office (SAO)
The State’s Attorney Office will use the grant funding to continue the First Time Non-Violent Drug Offender Program by hiring a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for linking the participants to jobs, housing, healthcare services and education enabling the offender to become self-sufficient. SAO will be receiving $86,462.
A full copy of the Application is available for review at Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Attn: Corenne Labbé, 13400 Dille Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.