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Technology Improvement Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $40,384)

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).

Yavapai County, through the sheriff's office, will use the local JAG award to improve computer technology within their patrol vehicles. The Spillman Mobile system will greatly increase sheriff deputies' abilities to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, upload and access vital multi-jurisdictional information, and communicate with other field officers and in-house personnel in real-time chat sessions through the Mobile Messenger features. Specific enhancements will allow officers in the field to access the program wherever they are. Officers will be able to easily search integrated records from the field, integrate with voiceless dispatch to view calls in real time, and start heading to an assignment before dispatch finishes the call.It will also help determine the most efficient way to reach a call, resulting in shortened response time and minimized confusion in high stress situations.


Date Created: August 17, 2009