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Police Services Enhancement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $27,003)

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 Jacksonville will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to enhance the operational capabilities of the Jacksonville Police Department in the areas of DWI detection and enforcement, evidence identification and processing, and responding to and handling crisis management situations. Specifically, the city will purchase an Alternative Light Source (ALS) to improve the capabilities of the police department concerning criminal investigations. Additional equipment that will be purchased includes portable breath sensors and equipment for a mobile command post. The mobile command post will be a facility for operational planning and command and control for an incident such as a major event or as a community resource center to connect with the community. This command vehicle will provide response teams with real time data collection capabilities, enabling them to share critical information immediately while enhancing tactical decision making.


Date Created: September 8, 2009