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Computer Upgrades

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $17,376)

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 Lewiston and county of Androscoggin, Maine are disparate jurisdictions. However, the county of Androscoggin has declined to receive JAG funds, per the MOU. The Lewiston Police Department (LPD) will utilize Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 JAG funds to upgrade the computers and workstations department-wide. Upgrading the computers will allow the department to keep up with new and improved technology and address compatibility issues. Currently, the LPD has computers in most marked police vehicles. JAG funding would allow the LPD to add computers to unmarked vehicles. This would allow the LPD's drug and violent crime agents access to information in a more efficient and expeditious manner.


Date Created: August 20, 2008