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Bakersfield Police Department Narcotics Unit Equipment Upgrade Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $67,076)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Bakersfield, Bakersfield Police Department will re-equip their Narcotics Unit with the necessary equipment to continue using vital surveillance and safety tools to combat drug trafficking in the Greater Bakersfield Area and throughout Kern County. Some of the tools and supplies used for their surveillance operations have become depleted or rendered unusable. They will procure the following items: aviation headsets and a GPS Data Terrain Card; narcotic test kits; pelican cases, which are lined with foam and would ensure the protection of equipment while in transport; safety equipment, including gas monitors and detectors, phosphine monitors, and face masks; and wireless technology, including an outdoor node and antenna for video surveillance.


Date Created: August 3, 2008