Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $73,924)
The City of Charleston Police Department is seeking $73,924 in grant funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY2023 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to support the Evidence Technology Upgrade project. The funds requested will enable the Charleston Police Department to upgrade their capabilities to gather physical evidence for use during the prosecutorial stage of a criminal case. These items will include video enhancement software, latent print detection kit and deployable covert pole camera.
Detectives will also attend training that specializes in vehicle concealment for illegal weapons and other contraband, officer involved shootings and incident command leadership. The information offered during these training classes will provide up-to-date techniques for gathering evidence and search/seizure procedures that can greatly increase the number of crimes successfully prosecuted and offenders punished.