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FY 2009 City and County of Tuscaloosa JAG VI Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $122,997)

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 Tuscaloosa and Tuscaloosa County will use the JAG funds to provide the city police department and the county sheriff's office with the necessary funds to purchase new equipment. The goal of the grant is to increase officer safety, decrease officer liability, and increase time-savings while performing daily patrol activities. The funds will be used to obtain and install the necessary equipment to automate the capturing of fingerprint and palm print data at the Tuscaloosa Police Department. The Tuscaloosa Police Department will solicit bids for the purchase of an Automated Fingerprint Capturing System. This equipment will be placed in the Tuscaloosa Police Department Headquarters Building and the Tuscaloosa Police Department East Precinct. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office will use the funds to procure 5 digital in-vehicle video cameras and 17 portable mobile data terminals.


Date Created: September 8, 2009