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Enhance Public Safety & Agency Efficiency Through Enhanced Technology

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $105,639)

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 of Weld County and the city of Greeley will use their JAG award to support equipment purchases and increase intelligence and communications across the county. The city of Greeley, serving as the fiscal agent, will use JAG funding to purchase 60 additional tasers with holsters for the Greeley Police Department, a sworn force of 145 men and woman. The remainder of funding will support a digital records and evidence project that includes an automatic ticket project, a transition from tape recorders to digital recorders for conducting interviews and dictating police reports, and the purchase of software for digital evidence storage and management. Weld County will use grant funding to purchase mobile command vehicle equipment for the Weld County Sheriff's Office mobile incident command bus, purchase digital server software for its shared system with Greeley Police Department, and the purchase of packset encryption for secure radio communication to the utilized by the Sheriff's Office SWAT team.


Date Created: August 26, 2009