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Expansion and Enhancement of the Key West Police Department's Information Technology Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $18,595)

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 Key West will use the JAG funds to increase and enhance the Key West Police Department's Information Technology Program. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase several software licenses and a laptop. This computer hardware and software will improve the level of police service provided to the community by keeping the officers out in the field and will improve the ability for officers and supervisors to create more detailed initial investigations, offense, incident, and interview and arrest reports.


Date Created: August 19, 2009