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Equipment Update Program

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
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.

Funding provided through this award will allow the City of Luverne to purchase the following equipment for use by the Luverne Police Department: three 2009 Crown Victoria vehicles, each equipped with emergency lighting including an LE Light Bar (LED) with an all-in-one switch box, siren, console, Kenwood radios, front/rear interior flashing lights, prisoner partition, protective guard, power outlets, power supply, antenna, hideaway and wigwag lights, wiring, terminals, and supplies; three computer mounting stands for each purchased vehicle to hold a laptop needed for traffic citations and accident reports; six Stalker DSX 2x Antenna Radars, three of which will be installed in the three new vehicles and the other three will replace existing old RADAR units in existing vehicles; fifteen MAG charger flashlights AC/DC that will be issued to each full-time, part-time, and reserve officer for use on duty; and two LED Safety Light Packages that will be installed on two of the existing units.


Date Created: September 2, 2009