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Palm Beach Gardens TracStarSATCOM System Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,150)

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 Palm Beach Gardens, will use the JAG grant to provide back-up to landline and cellular systems. Funds will be used to purchase a TracStar 1600 Satellite Communications System, a vehicle mounted system that provides two-way broadband satellite communications. This system will provide the emergency command post vehicle with broadband secure based data with internet capability and eight phone lines for backup voice and fax communication in the event of a manmade or natural disaster. The goal is to provide back-up communications capability for management of manmade and natural disasters in the event of loss of landline and cellular communications capability.


Date Created: August 23, 2009