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Anchorage Police Department Technology Projects

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $152,398)

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 municipality of Anchorage will use its FY 2008 JAG award to purchase laptop mobile data terminals for the Anchorage Police Department's Information Technology Unit. The JAG funds will be used to support additional technology projects such as a communications interoperability project, replacement of digital voice recorders, and security upgrades to the police department headquarters and training academy portal.


Date Created: September 3, 2008