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Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $37,370)

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 Miami Beach will utilize 2008 JAG funding in the amount of $37,370 to purchase mobile data communications equipment that will access databases and provide real time messaging and field based reporting. JAG funds will also be used to provide, install, support, and integrate records management systems, computer aided dispatch, and a mobile computing solution for the police. The new systems will enable the police department to input data from incident calls that can be immediately transmitted upon dispatch. The police will also utilize the mobile data communications to access federal, state, and local databases.


Date Created: September 1, 2008