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Technology Upgrades

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $11,238)

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 Fitchburg will utilize its Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award to identify and acquire computer hardware and software to enhance capabilities in crime analysis, tracking, and mapping that may be used by patrol officers and detectives utilizing the Department's computer network. The hardware will be geared towards enhancing the Departments' Compstat process and improving data available to line officers and detectives.


Date Created: August 19, 2008