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Investigative Technology Equipment Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $36,744)

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 the city of Allentown and the county of Lehigh will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $36,744 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Allentown Police Department will purchase FTR 'Interrogator' Audio/Digital recording software, 'Note-Link' digital software, computers, monitors, printers, and cables to aid in the interview process of investigations. The 'FTR Interrogator' software enables detectives to capture, playback, annotate, save, and manage audio/visual recordings of interviews or interrogations. The 'Note-Link' software is designed to provide detectives with an audio/video recorder that links handwritten notes to the digital recordings and links to the 'FTR Interrogator' software. Recordings can be located by keywords or clicking on any note that was taken during the interview process.


Date Created: August 26, 2008