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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $29,791)

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 county of Onslow will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to upgrade their video and audio recording equipment as well as their digital image storage system. Currently, the sheriff's department uses DVDs to record and store interviews conducted in the detective interview room. The county will purchase an iRecord digital recording system to store and protect detective interviews. The county will also purchase a Veripic Digital Photo Management System to safely store and retrieve digital evidence. This system would log and control which users can view, download, and print photos by case number. These upgrades would provide the Onslow County Sheriff's Department a higher level of security and control over their digital images, video, and audio recordings.


Date Created: September 13, 2009