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Purchase of digital audio/video surveillance cameras

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $12,569)

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 Vernon will use their local JAG award ($12,569) to purchase twelve vandal-resistant IP cameras and a recording system. The Vernon Police Department currently utilizes an aging and obsolete video surveillance system for facility and prisoner surveillance. This equipment does not provide adequate or reliable video surveillance. The JAG funds will allow the police department to purchase analog high resolution cameras and a digital DVR recording system that will provide surveillance protection for the department and detention areas, as well as a reliable video record of incidents that affect the department.


Date Created: September 7, 2009