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Wireless Communication Technology Upgrade Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $36,053)

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 city of Carrollton will use the JAG funds to aid in the purchase of wireless communication equipment for the Carrollton Police Department. Existing communication equipment is antiquated and undependable during times of emergency. The department will upgrade to 800MHZ wireless communication equipment with the purchase of radios to be installed in police motorcycles and control stations. Portable radios will also be deployed with related equipment. This upgrade will result in clearer radio transmissions between entities and their respective officers, quicker responses to emergencies, and a secure frequency for emergency personnel only.


Date Created: August 27, 2009