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Equipment Replacment and Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $559,349)

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 Sedgwick County and the city of Wichita will use their Recovery Act JAG award in the amount of $559,349 to support equipment purchases for their local police departments. The county of Sedgwick, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant ($167,805.00) to acquire covert tracking equipment, surveillance tracking equipment, training equipment, and tasers; replace patrol vehicle light bars; and one K-9 dog and related supplies. The District Attorney's Office will acquire analytical software for case development and court presentation. Funds will be used to purchase new or upgraded lab equipment items for forensic lab use, an application server, and server operating system for the database of cases. The city of Wichita will use grant funds in the amount of $391,544 to upgrade workstations for technical services and records personnel, and for scanning services to scan documents created prior to 2005. New safety equipment for officers in the field will also be purchased including radios and tasers as well as new investigations equipment such as cameras and software.


Date Created: August 17, 2009