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Advancing Evidence Storage/Assisting Evidence Collection & Officer Safety

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,144)

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 of the city of Parsons and Labette County will use their JAG award in the amount of $13,144 to purchase equipment for systems improvement. The city of Parsons, serving as the fiscal agent, will keep 60% of the allocation ($8,452.50) and Labette County will be allotted 40% or $5,257.59. The city of Parsons will purchase a new audio transcorder, upgrading from analog recording/transmitting to digital. By upgrading to a digital system, the transcorder will produce a high quality digital recording and will ensure a high level of quality recording for court/evidence purposes. The city of Parsons will also purchase barcode scanners and printers, and desktop computers that will enhance information sharing capabilities among law enforcement agencies and the judicial system. Labette County will purchase and replace all eight digital cameras with 10-megapixel digital cameras each with 2GB+SD memory cards. Additionally, Labette County will purchase 19-Glock laser sights for the Sheriff's Department's guns.


Date Created: August 25, 2009