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Surveillance Security System Initiative

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $23,022)

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 Bryan and the county of Brazos will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $23,022 to establish a security surveillance system. The system will be utilized to identify criminals and for the clarification of crime and illegal activities in high crime areas. A surveillance system of this kind will provide detailed information that will assist the Bryan Police Department in making decisions and taking prompt action by identifying specific individuals or by automatically collecting information on vehicles, such as license plates numbers.


Date Created: September 3, 2008