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Install Digital Fingerprint Readers in a Courtroom and Mobile Fingerprint Readers in Law Enforcement Patrol Vehicles

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $44,000)

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).

Okaloosa County, through the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), will utilize the 2009 JAG funds to purchase fingerprint readers. Funds will purchase digital fingerprint readers for the courthouse in order to verify the identity of convicted persons. OCSO will also purchase mobile fingerprint readers for patrol vehicles in order to positively identify suspects.


Date Created: September 13, 2009