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Upgrade technology for Menifee County Sheriff's Department

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,981)

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 Menifee County Sheriff's Department will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 Congressionally Selected Award funds to enhance the technology of the department. This will be done by purchasing tactical, security, and surveillance equipment and software. Among the enhanced equipment to be purchased are radios and radio equipment to allow for better inoperability between the Menifee County Sheriff's Department, the Kentucky State Police, and other local law enforcement. This will provide better safety for officers and the community. Funding will also be used to better secure the Menifee County Sheriff's Department and, by way of locality, the Menifee County Board of Education and the Menifee County School District bus garage. Cameras will be placed in strategic areas to better view potential vandalism and burglaries that have occurred in the past. This will also provide for a keyless entry into the department and booking areas for all officers.


Date Created: September 20, 2009