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Fayette County Law Enforcement Communications Technology Infrastructure Improvement Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $13,489)

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).

Fayette County will use the JAG funds to purchase upgraded technology and communications equipment for the sheriff's department. These purchases will allow special operations to be conducted without disrupting communications on a primary dispatch channel. The new channel will provide an emergency backup in the event of the equipment failure on the primary dispatch channel. The use of an additional channel will increase officer safety by not interfering with day-to-day law enforcement communications.


Date Created: September 8, 2009