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Motorcycle Helmet Replacement, Wireless Communication System and Video Arraignment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $31,977)

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 the city of Terre Haute and Vigo County will use their FY 2009 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Terre Haute, serving as the fiscal agent, will be replacing five motorcycle helmets in their police department's traffic division and purchasing five Wireless Helmet Communication Systems. This system will allow the officers to communicate with the dispatcher, while operating a motorcycle. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department will be purchasing a video arraignment system to be added to two more of the courts. This will complete the Video Arraignment System in all six county courts along with the Terre Haute City Court.


Date Created: August 27, 2009