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Computer Support for Backup Communications Facility Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $150,779)

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 county of St. Louis will use 2009 JAG funds to provide computer support for its backup communications facility. Grant funds will be used to purchase computer hardware and software that will allow the Department to operate a redundant computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and computer assisted report entry (CARE) system. The primary goal of the program is to provide for a backup CAD/CARE system located at the department's emergency operations center that would be utilized in the event that the Communications Bureau would need to be evacuated. Success of the program will be determined by future incidents of power outages and/or similar situations where there is a need for a backup CAD/CARE system, and the successful implementation of the system under such circumstances.


Date Created: August 17, 2009