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Valdosta Law Enforcement Service Improvement Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,932)

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 disparate jurisdictions of the city of Valdosta and the county of Lowndes will utilize their Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,932 to purchase 13 thermal ticket printers for the Valdosta Police Department. The equipment will replace failing and outdated ticket printers. New, more advanced thermal ticket printers, will be installed in uniform patrol vehicles. The Valdosta Police Department uses a computerized citation/ticket system that cites traffic violators utilizing in-car computers equipped with citation and electronic docketing software. Once cited, violator information from their driver's license and criminal justice databases automatically create and print citations through a wireless communications system. The system can also create a court docket at police headquarters from the patrol car. The system results in improved police and court efficiency and saves officer time.


Date Created: August 21, 2008