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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
York County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,904)

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).

York County, through the sheriff's office, will use its Fiscal Year 2009 Recovery Act JAG award to provide a computer software package and two mobile radar units. The computer software program is called Quartermaster and is sold through a law enforcement software provider, SunGuard-OSSI. The York County Sheriff's Office currently uses this company's records management system to maintain all of the data used by the sheriff's office on a daily basis. This software would integrate with the records management system and provide the ability to track all of the York County Sheriff's Office property and equipment assets in one central location. Currently, no such ability is available within the sheriff's office. The current system for tracking these assets is extremely time-consuming and manpower intensive. The new software would provide a central repository for the inventory of all sheriffs' office's equipment and would streamline the ability to determine what assets are available to assist other agencies during times when multi-jurisdictional responses are required on a regional basis.


Date Created: August 20, 2009