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Communication Equipment for Agency Interoperability

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $20,897)

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 city of Ceres will use the FY 09 award to purchase communications equipment to enhance the capacity of the Department of Public Safety. Specifically, they plan to purchase one trunked 800 MHz system to install in a recently purchased command vehicle. With the purchase of the communications equipment, the city will have the ability to communicate with all emergency agencies in Stanislaus County.


Date Created: August 18, 2009