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Law Enforcement Equipment: Bi-Directional Amplifier

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,763)

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 Oakdale Police Department will use their Fiscal Year 2009 Local JAG award to purchase a Bi-Directional Amplifier (BDA.) Currently, the city of Oakdale Police Department is experiencing negatively affected portable to portable radio communication due to diminished range and spotty reception. The acquisition of the BDA will restore maximum portable radio output from within the building while eliminating emerging portable radio communication issues.


Date Created: August 18, 2009