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Technology Improvement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,103)

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 Rockingham will use the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) award to upgrade current software within the Rockingham Police Department. The addition of the new software will allow for the tracking of an officer's vehicle movement while on duty and on assigned calls. Officers will be able to use the Division of Criminal Information (DCI) to ascertain information on vehicle registrations, wanted persons, stolen articles, and stolen weapons while in their vehicles. Once the software is purchased, Southern Software will install the mobile data information system for 15 users and two in-house terminals. Officers and staff will receive training for the system. While a match is not required with the JAG Program, the city will allocate additional funding in the amount of $26,734.


Date Created: August 19, 2009