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Tipton County Fingerprint Technology Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,932)

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).

Tipton County will use the 2009 JAG funds to implement an enhanced fingerprint location and image capture system within the sheriff's office. The Tipton County Sheriff's Office will purchase a Sirchie Fingerprint Laboratories Krimesite Master RUVIS kit, a Sirchie Black Talon Stabilizer, and a Sony A320 camera. This equipment will improve the ability of the Tipton County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division to solve a variety of crimes by enhancing the ability to locate and record latent fingerprints at crime scenes.


Date Created: August 18, 2009