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Clark County, WA Law Enforcement and Community Corrections Technology Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $148,410)

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 Clark County and the city of Vancouver will use their JAG grant award in the amount of $148,410 to purchase equipment and improve the efficiency of their criminal justice systems by enhancing the effectiveness of their written policies and procedures. Clark County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the JAG award ($65,300) to purchase a kiosk-based fingerprint identification and reporting system, a traffic collision diagramming and animation system, information systems hardware and software enhancements, and communication technology. The city of Vancouver will use their share of their JAG award ($83,110) to purchase computer hardware and software, safety gear for the regional task force, tactical equipment, communication and training gear, and surveillance tools.


Date Created: August 20, 2009