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Law Enforcement equipment for Crisis Negotiation Team/Emergency Response Unit, Hazardous Devices Unit, and Gunshot Trauma Kits for all police officers

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $58,735)

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 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will use their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $58,735 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has two main goals: 1) increase the efficiency and effectiveness in the way the Lexington Division of Police Crisis Negotiation Team and Emergency Response Unit responds to crisis incidents in Fayette County; and 2) increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which the Lexington Division of Police Hazardous Devices Unit responds to weapons of mass destruction events in Central and Eastern Kentucky. These goals will be accomplished by purchasing a 007 Crisis Response Communication System, an Enforcement Technologies Group Crisis Response Vehicle Integration Package, gun shot trauma kits with emergency bandages, Ballistic Face-shields, a recoilless breech for PAN disrupter, and lightweight PAN stands. The 007 Crisis Response System includes all the equipment necessary to establish and maintain communications, hard line or cellular, with a suspect during a crisis. The Crisis Response Vehicle Integration Package allows tactical team staff to connect the direct link throw phone/extension cable, remote audio/video distribution box, and the tactical remote unit to a single or multiple access panels located on the outside of a mobile command center. The outside access panel mounts eliminate the need to drill holes or run the Direct-Link System's cabling through open doors or windows of the mobile command center. The PAN disrupter is an IED disablement tool that resembles a shotgun. The disruptors can be deployed mounted on a robot, or can be hand-placed by a bomb technician using a stand.


Date Created: August 27, 2008