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Mobile Video Camera Systems

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $13,574)

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 Bay County Commission will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $13,574 for equipment acquisition. The JAG funds will be used to purchase four mobile cameras for patrol vehicles. The Bay County Sherriff's Office has only 15 vehicles equipped with mobile cameras. The additional cameras will expand the capacity to record field inquiries of suspicious persons, DUI arrests, traffic stops, and pursuits.


Date Created: August 21, 2008