Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,411)
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 Sebring will use their Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award in the amount of $10,411 to purchase two digital in-car camera systems. Currently, the Sebring Police Department must rely on an antiquated VHS system for video. With the introduction of a digital system, the videos can be transferred to a central storage server. The videos can then be easily archived and searched when needed for evidence. Equipping patrol cars with digital video systems will provide officers with an additional means of curtailing crime in the community.