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Town of Riverhead Mobile Command Center Enhancement Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Suffolk County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,442)

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 town of Riverhead will apply fiscal year 2009 JAG funding towards essential equipment aimed at enhancing law enforcement services provided to the community. Specifically, the town police department will purchase a pneumatic mast with lighting, antennas and camera, and laptop computers for its mobile command post. The specialized vehicle is used as a triage area for officers patrolling community events, and also during crime scene operations in which an extended police presence is necessary.


Date Created: August 23, 2009