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Criminal Interdiction On-Scene Video Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $100,000)

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.

Guernsey County will provide the funds to the sheriff's office to purchase digital video camera systems for all police cruisers used for patrol or for transportation of inmates. The video cameras will be used to create a permanent digital record of an event, assist in solving crimes and resolving disputes, and mitigate possible lawsuits. In addition, training on the use of this new technology will be provided to officers. The sheriff's office expects that the in-car video camera systems will enhance their ability to provide public safety services more efficiently and effectively to the 40,876 persons who reside in Guernsey County.


Date Created: August 25, 2009