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Radio System Equipment and Upgrades

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
New London
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $43,828)

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 Norwich will use the JAG funds to purchase and upgrade radio systems and equipment for the city police department. The Norwich Police Department will make upgrades through the purchase of new receivers, antennas, console interfaces, and a base station. These upgrades will improve the accuracy of voice transmission from the dispatch to the officers in the field. The Norwich Police Department has found these upgrades to be powerful and versatile tools that increase productivity, reduce costs, improve services, and increase personnel safety.


Date Created: September 8, 2009