The Coeur d’Alene Police Department has applied for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Local Solicitation. This is a formula disparate grant that allows law enforcement funds to improve programs or technologies within set criteria. This year’s allocations are $63,998 for the Coeur d’Alene Police Department and $29,392 for Kootenai County, for a total of $93,390.
This grant does not require matching funds and will not be used to acquire additional personnel. The funds will be used to enhance some of the technology in use by the department, including improvements to the network with surrounding agencies and server upgrades. The grant will be administered by the Coeur d’Alene Police Department and an MOU is being created between the two governments. Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has identified their own technological improvements and will be using their funds to accomplish this task.