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Radio Compliance Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,196)

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).

Douglas County will use the JAG funds towards law enforcement equipment for the sheriff's office. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase portable radios to be installed in mobile patrol units for use by officers in field situations. This technology will allow for seamless communications within the jurisdiction and further promote interoperability with the surrounding police, sheriff, fire and emergency operations for disaster and collaborative enforcement efforts. The goal of this purchase is to ensure radio frequency and band compliance with 2013 mandates from the FCC.


Date Created: August 17, 2009