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Fiscal Year 2008 JAG Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New London
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,503)

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 City of Norwich will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,503 to update their computer structure in order to make it secure, more efficient, and modernized. This process will involve separating and enhancing the department's computer network, and allowing for the transmission of data between the Automated Fingerprint and Identification System (AFIS)and Records Management System. This requires specific software and a special kind of interface. The Norwich Police Department will purchase an AFIS interface program, software upgrades/enhancements, and the necessary hardware.


Date Created: August 12, 2008