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Law Enforcement Technology Improvement Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $53,916)

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 Valdosta and Lowndes County will use the JAG funds in the amount of $53,916 to purchase law enforcement equipment. The city of Valdosta, acting as the fiscal agent, will use $41,216 to upgrade the police department's automatic vehicle locator system by adding more radio bandwidth. Lowndes County will use $12,700 to purchase upgraded in-car camera systems for patrol vehicles. The goals of the program are to allow for better management and response of field personnel, as well as record valuable audio and visual footage.


Date Created: September 13, 2009