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Technology Enhancement Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,438)

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).

Halifax County will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment for the Sheriff's Office. Specific purchases include one in-car video camera/recorder, desktop computers, desktop printers, a remote backup software utility program, and new security cameras in the detention center. The goals of the project are to improve officer efficiency, increase conviction rates, ensure safety of important data files, and ensure security measures in the detention center.


Date Created: August 23, 2009