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Hancock County Tennessee Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative

Award Information

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Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $148,600)

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is located in a state designated financially distressed county in rural Tennessee. The county has  with a population of approximately 6620 citizens based on the U.S Census.gov website.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is applying for $148,600.00 in grant funding for our Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative. The funding requested will allow our agency to obtain the following items which would not be possible without the Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative Grant.

1. Agisent Records Management System - Allows  for obtaining a 10 year technologically supported records management system. The Agisent system updates our obsolete report management system, improves case management, allows case records sharing with SAO, Improves records management capabilities, provides the components of crime mapping, data analysis, hotspot identification and promotes coordination of crime response initiatives. $69,000.00

2. 20 Mobile Computers/Tablets/Phones  - Allows for portable computing technology for in and out of vehicle report writing and efficiency of call response. The equipment is supported for five years of service. $48,000.00

3. 20 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots - Allows reports to be uploaded to a cloud platform for report review at the district station without Officers returning to the station. Allows storage of reports on a secure server for records management. Allows for officer safety capability of communications with dispatchers when officers radio communications are interrupted by drop zones due to the mountainous terrain in Hancock County. $21,600.00

4. 5 - Stalker Dual Band Radar Units - Allows our agency to conduct traffic enforcement to prevent the amount of illegal drugs that are transported into our community. Illegal drugs have increased significantly in our community and contributes to the violent crime in our communities. The rural nature of our community results in a large quantity of the drugs distributed being transported by vehicles on our public roads. Currently our agency does not have access to funding for purchasing in vehicle radar units.   $10,000.00

Date Created: December 2, 2021