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Clark County Kentucky Sheriff Office Communication and Equipment Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $90,000)

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 Clark County Sheriff's Office will utilize its Fiscal Year 2009 Congressionally Selected Award funds to improve functioning of the criminal justice system in Clark County by providing state of the art communications and police equipment. The Sheriff's Office will purchase new digital radio equipment to enhance its communication abilities. This enhanced equipment will enable officers to share information with other agencies directly by radio. The purchase of new police vehicles will be used for preventive patrol and to respond to emergency calls for service. These vehicles will increase the ability to provide more patrol units to the roads and a more visible presence in the county. Thermal imaging cameras will be provided through the grant and will be used in search and rescue operations along with fugitive apprehension. They will be also be used for covert drug investigations and high risk warrant service.


Date Created: September 20, 2009