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Wireless Camera for Canopy System

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,494)

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 Pensacola plans to use the Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to purchase an additional camera for the Police Department Canopy camera system. The camera system will allow the department to place wireless surveillance/recording cameras in high-crime or high-traffic areas around the city to provide 24-hour surveillance from inside police headquarters or police cruisers. The department has received several requests from neighborhood associations and civic groups asking for additional cameras in these areas. The department goal is to have five more cameras in place by the end of the year.


Date Created: August 20, 2008