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Mobile Wireless Data Communications 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, $36,917)

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).

Citrus County will use the JAG funds to upgrade wireless data communications for law enforcement officers. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase equipment for patrol cars to allow officers to connect to both internal and external agency data networks. The goal is to improve the safety and efficiency of sheriff's office road patrol deputies by providing timely and accurate data directly to the officer in the patrol car using wireless broadband technology.


Date Created: August 24, 2009