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Lidar Radar Directed Traffic Enforcement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,744)

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 the city of Arkansas and the Cowley County will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Arkansas will serve as the fiscal agent. The Arkansas Police Department will purchase two Lidar Radar 'C' cordless units to enforce speed limits. The Cowley County Sheriff's Office will purchase one in-car video system to document traffic stops, evidence, and monitor officer behavior. They will also supplement the cost of one Lidar Radar to enforce traffic stops.


Date Created: August 24, 2009