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Protect and Serve - Fighting Crime Through Technology

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,878)

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 Hempstead County and the city of Hope will use the JAG funds to purchase electronic equipment for the Hope Police Department. The city of Hope, serving as the fiscal agent, will purchase video surveillance cameras, subscriber canopys, and required mounting and electrical devices to expand the city police department's wireless broadband video surveillance system. With these upgrades, the city police department will obtain real-time images of crimes being conducted and capture crime related video enabling officers to make an arrest. The cameras will continue to be valuable to police and prosecutors aiding in capturing and convicting criminals and as a crime deterrent.


Date Created: September 21, 2009