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Law Enforcement Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $10,144)

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 of Boulder will use its fiscal year 2008 JAG award to improve the city's policing programs. One of the improvements will be the purchase of Blauer Tactical Systems High Gear Impact Reduction Suits. These impact reduction suits allow natural movement, and can be used in a variety of scenarios to include patrol cars, small rooms, and elevators. The City will also use the JAG funds to purchase a new electronic ID System. The new ID System is highly versatile and capable of producing a wide range of personalized credentials from photo IDs to biometric smart cards. This one system can meet all of the organization's ID card needs. Currently, ID cards are printed by a local printer and employee photo(s) are taken with a digital camera.


Date Created: August 12, 2008