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Radio Infrastructure Upgrades

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,321)

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).

With its $14,321 in Fiscal Year 2008 Local JAG funds, the City of Madera, California will fund technology enhancements for the Madera Police Department. One enhancement will include moving a radio channel to the Police Department from an off-site location. The intent is to separate the channels and move one channel to the Police Department and leave the remaining channels at the off-site location. This will provide physical control of the main police department radio channel at the City's designated Emergency Operations Center. Also, separating the channels will provide a redundancy if one channel or site fails. The Madera Police Department will also install a back-up generator to radio channels at the off-site location to ensure consistent power to the remaining operational channels.


Date Created: August 21, 2008