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2009 Justice Assistance Grant

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $10,726)

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 St. Ann will use their local JAG award ($10,726) to supplement the purchase of a new Computer Aided Dispatch system for the St. Ann Police Department. The new CAD system is built on GIS technology and is both user friendly and configurable. A mobile CAD Client application allows for digital dispatching, integrated GIS mapping, car-to-car and car-to-dispatch messaging, as well as document distribution. This system also incorporates automatic vehicle location technology that provides a GIS location. The St. Ann Police Department goal for this program is to provide officers with the technological advantages that enable more effective and efficient operations and responses.


Date Created: September 8, 2009