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P25 Communication Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $34,516)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of Hutchinson and Reno County will use their local JAG award in the amount of $34,516 to purchase 10 P25 compliant mobile radios for the police and sheriff's department. The mobile radios will be used in command vehicles and will ensure that lines of communication are not interrupted during crisis or disaster periods. Deploying these radios in Reno County and the city of Hutchinson will provide emergency responders with a more reliable countywide mobile communication system and the ability to relay real time information to state, local, and federal agencies. The city of Hutchinson will serve as the fiscal agent for this project.


Date Created: September 7, 2009