Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $123,296)
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 Orlando Police Department (OPD) will use Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds to purchase TASERs and software. OPD will purchase approximately 77 TASERs to replace existing TASERs that are reaching the end of their service life. The software purchased will be used to backup the OPD's dispatch computer system data. The new software will enable continuous computer operations without interrupting call for service dispatch functions.