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Digital Mobile Vision Cameras Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $14,543)

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 Edinburg will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $14,543 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The Edinburg Police Department is in the process of installing digital mobile vision cameras into all marked units within the department. These cameras are installed in the marked police cars to record traffic and pedestrian stops in compliance with state law. The police department is converting from VHS to digital cameras which will eliminate the use of tapes and space needed for their storage, enhance the quality of the images, allow for easier retrieval of information, and enhance officer safety and the gathering and documenting of evidence. The police department plans to purchase two complete digital mobile vision camera packages with their allocation of JAG funds.


Date Created: September 2, 2008