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Investigative Support Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $24,687)

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 Dodge City and Ford County will use their 2009 local JAG award to purchase a computer voice stress analyzer and a digital dictation system. The equipment is needed by the police department as dramatically increased narcotics seizures north and east of the city have been traced back to Dodge City. Increasing narcotics, gang and other criminal investigations have magnified the need for local and immediate access to a truth verification system. The computer voice stress analysis computer will provide this access to a truth verification system for use by the Dodge City Police Department and the Ford County Sheriff's Department. The digital dictation system will used by all officers and detectives to produce investigative reports.


Date Created: August 31, 2009