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Police Department Technology Improvement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,426)

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 Jeffersontown, through the Jeffersontown Police Department (JPD), will utilize the 2009 JAG funds for equipment. The JPD will purchase three digital in-car video recording systems to enhance their criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as three vehicle collision sensors. The systems will allow the officers to record traffic violations, vehicle stops, interviews, interrogations, crime scene investigations, and police actions taken at the scenes of incidents. The digital in-car video recording systems will reduce officer and department liability in allegations of misconduct or brutality and false or frivolous claims.


Date Created: August 24, 2009