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Technology Implementation and Upgrades

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $238,394)

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 the City of Huntsville and Madison County will use the JAG funds for technology implementation and upgrades. The city of Huntsville, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the funds to install in-car video systems in police patrol vehicles. The Madison County District Attorney's Office will use the grant funds to continue its Gang Intervention and Violence Education (GIVE) Program. The GIVE program provides instruction to 3rd grade students in schools within the cities of Huntsville and Madison and Madison County, in the areas of gangs, guns, violence, bullying, and juvenile crime. The Madison County Sheriff's Office will use the grant funds to purchase and install in-car mobile data terminals (MDT) in their sheriff vehicles. The MDT's will be equipped with air cards to allow officers to conduct license plate checks on-site and compile and produce various types of reports immediately.


Date Created: September 2, 2009