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Law Enforcement Technology Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $45,236)

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 disparate jurisdictions of Clark County and the City of Vancouver will share their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $45,236. The City of Vancouver will receive $26,237 in grant funds to purchase equipment and technology for information sharing among law enforcement officers and citizen patrol volunteers. JAG funding will also be used to support improvements to existing technology and for new communications equipment. Additionally, JAG funds will pay for safety gear, communications tools, and uniforms. The Clark County Sheriff's Office will receive $18,999 in grant funds to purchase equipment and technologies that will enhance the efficiency of the County's field law enforcement efforts, improve information sharing, and decrease response time to calls for service. Technology purchases will include an electronic citations system, enhanced radio communications, crime scene investigation equipment, a fingerprint and hand print imaging unit, computer forensics, and existing system upgrades. Additionally, funds will then be used for training and conferences for law enforcement information systems personnel to provide them with the latest developments and improvements in enhanced system implementations.


Date Created: August 18, 2008