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Crime Reduction Through Enhanced Technology

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $145,084)

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 Tampa Police Department will use Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to purchase additional in-car video systems and a high-speed download system for the headquarter building and each district building. The in-car video systems produce valuable evidence for prosecution by depicting the criminal activity of a defendant. The high-speed download systems will facilitate the transfer of video from the in-car video systems so that it can be processed and used for evidence.


Date Created: August 19, 2008