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Law Enforcement Equipment

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $30,295)

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 Chandler will use its JAG award to fund various systems enhancements aimed at improving inter-agency communication. A web-based server will be purchased and installed in the Auto Theft Unit to connect the License Plate Reader system with other agencies' systems to increase information sharing. Tracking tags, surveillance items, and other gear will be purchased for the Criminal Investigations Section to aid in bait vehicle, burglary, and other special investigations.


Date Created: August 21, 2008