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Hillsboro Police Department Radio Interoperability Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $38,450)

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 Hillsboro will use JAG funds to purchase 33 new radios for its police department as part of a planned upgrade project to give field operation personnel improved communication and access to multiple law enforcement agencies and disciplines. Because the region serves nearly two million people in almost 4,000 square miles, the new equipment will greatly enhance communications and ultimately the quality of services provided to the community.


Date Created: August 31, 2009