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Traffic Control Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,123)

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 city of Lynn Haven will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment for the police department. Specific purchases include swipe readers and printers to be used by the patrol officers. This new equipment will allow officers to swipe driver licenses using a swipe reader compatible with existing software and produce a citation without the need to manually enter the license information. The new system will also provide the ability to print the citation in the field and will improve efficiency and reduce the potential for errors. The goal is to provide a safer community by reducing speeding within the city limits of Lynn Haven.


Date Created: August 23, 2009