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JAG 2008 Wireless Communication and Investigative Data Base for Critical Incidents

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $31,900)

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).

Smith County and the city of Tyler have agreed to jointly share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG award of $31,900 equally. The Smith County Sheriffs' Office and Tyler Police Department intend to use JAG funds to purchase a 800 mhz radio communication systems that will be shared by law enforcement, fire, and medical services. The addition of these communication systems will ensure that in the event of critical incidents, multiple agencies will have updated communications resources available. This will enhance information sharing between on-scene personnel, and will help ensure public safety.


Date Created: September 3, 2008