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Extension of the Will County-Joliet Cooperative Digital Video Plan

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $111,862)

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 Will County and the city of Joliet will use their JAG Local award, in the amount of $111,862, to support the needs of the local law enforcement agencies in the area of technology improvement to assist in the prevention and control of crime and to improve the criminal justice system. The jurisdictions have decided to split the award equally. They will focus their combined efforts towards improving the digital video capabilities of the Will County Sheriff's Office and the Joliet Police Department by purchasing in-car cameras. A total of 22 in-car cameras will be purchased giving eleven to each department.


Date Created: August 19, 2009