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City of Shively Equipment Update and Technological Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,122)

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 Shively will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG funds to upgrade the technology and equipment of the Shively Police Department. The items to be purchased include an in-car video unit, radar, portable breath testers, handguns, digital cameras, tasers, police bicycles, and laptop computers. This equipment will allow officers to be more visible and accountable resulting in a more proactive approach to highway safety. The video units will also assist officers in court proceedings regarding evidence. The tasers will provide police officers with a less than lethal option that allows a stand-off distance from the subject and provides maximum effectiveness in gaining compliance. The department has also implemented a bicycle patrol and will increase the number of officers on bikes. The equipment purchase is part of an overall upgrade plan for the police department and the JAG funds are necessary to implement this plan.


Date Created: September 16, 2009