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Surveillance Camera and In-Car Video Projects

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,356)

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 Campbell County and the city of Newport will share the JAG award in the amount of $19,356 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Newport, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $15,856 to purchase three portable camera systems to monitor select locations. Campbell County will use $3,500 to purchase an in-car video recording camera to enhance officer safety, improve agency accountability, reduce liability, simplify incident review, enhance officer training, improve community perception, and advance prosecution and case resolution.


Date Created: September 16, 2009