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FY 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $267,627)

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 Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant award in the amount of $267,627 to purchase law enforcement technology. The primary mission of Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) is to provide services that promote public safety. LMPD officers will be able to perform record checks including vehicle registration, operator's license, stolen car, etc. and increase officer safety through the purchase of 20 Mobile Data Terminals (MDT) and 20 in-care video camera systems. The MDTs include a laptop, printer, docking station, and accessories. Installation will be completed by LMPD Communications Services staff in order to utilize all grant funds properly. The in-car video camera systems will promote increased officer and public safety by providing a video recording of interactions between officers and citizens. The cameras are utilized primarily to establish probable cause for motor vehicle stops and arrests; evidence collection, particularly in Driving Under the Influence cases; and for traffic enforcement in general.


Date Created: September 2, 2008