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Patrol In-Car Digital Cameras Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,418)

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 Reidsville will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $10,418 to purchase in-car digital video cameras. The Reidsville Police Department will install two video cameras in patrol cruisers to allow officers to record audio and video interactions with suspected gang members, criminal suspects, and the public. Reidsville patrol officers will coordinate with local agencies to identify and validate gang members through video captured from the cameras. The Reidsville patrol officers will also coordinate with the court system in order to provide evidence for the court to assist in the prosecution of identified or validated gang members.


Date Created: September 17, 2009