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Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $22,135)

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).

As the York County Sheriff's Office continues to expand with additional deputies and support staff over the next several years, it will require additional equipment and advancement in technology to allow officers and support staff to properly perform their duties. The $22,135 received from the 2008 JAG award will allow York County to upgrade existing computers and acquire additional computer related equipment to assist in investigations and tracking cases. Camera equipment will be purchased and used to document cases, allowing the officer to better prepare and present findings. The camera equipment will also allow for better resolution of citizen complaints and hopefully result in more convictions. The sheriff's office will purchase less lethal and conventional weapons, to include tasers and any other weapons determined to be effective and necessary for the protection of officers and citizens. The sheriff's office will use remaining funds to purchase upgrades in equipment and technology as identified over the life of the grant. These acquisitions are needed to enhance law enforcement operations and ensure the safety of officers and the York County public.


Date Created: August 19, 2008