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Replacement of Obsolete Mobile Data Computers

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,689)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City and County of Jackson agreed that the City will serve as the fiscal agent and will disperse $4,372 to the County. The police department and sheriff's office plan to purchase mobile data computers to replace obsolete units. JAG funding will be sufficient for one new unit for each agency and the police department will use the balance of funds toward the purchase of an additional unit. These computers will be compatible with computers used by the Michigan State Police and will improve communications among the agencies. The equipment is expected to increase the safety and efficiency of officers and improve service to the communities.


Date Created: August 19, 2008