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Crime Scene Investigation Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,117)

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 St. Clair County Sheriff's Office will use their FY 2009 Local JAG funds ($25,117) to purchase digital voice recorders and digital transcribers. The digital voice recorders will be used to record the officer's verbal notes while on scene and help in more efficient report writing and improve the tracking of reports. The digital transcribers will help in more efficiently tracking information and reduce time in putting words to paper. The sheriff's office primary goal is to reduce costs associated with continued and costly replacements of cassette recorders and cassette tapes.


Date Created: August 20, 2009