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Mobile Data Car Computers to access the National Crime Information Computer System,9-1-1 CAD system and Purchase of Portable Radios for interoperability

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $200,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Department will use the Fiscal Year 2009 Congressionally Selected Award funds to purchase Mobile Data Terminal Car Computers (MDT) to access the National Crime Information Computer System (NCIC) and its local Computer Aided Dispatch System while on patrol and to replace portable radios that are capable of interoperability with local or state law enforcement agencies. The current population of Daviess County is 93,613 with seventy-four percent urban and twenty-six percent rural. By implementing the MDT project, the patrol units will be able to stay in the field patrolling their areas while having access to a terminal to transmit after action call reports and inquire transactions via NCIC. By equipping sheriff deputies with MDTs and keeping them in their patrol sectors it will also provide them with efficient response time to emergencies and in providing public safety.


Date Created: September 23, 2009