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Technology Enhancements to the Klamath County Patrol Division

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $17,967)

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).

Klamath County will use the Fiscal Year 2009 local JAG funding ($17,967) to upgrade technological equipment in the sheriff's office. The interoperable mobile dispatch computers will allow officers to send and receive information directly from their vehicles to dispatch and access law enforcement databases. The surveillance equipment will provide deputies with 24-hour access to certain locations throughout the vast area of jurisdiction without using valuable staff time.


Date Created: September 8, 2009