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Mobile Data Computer Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,593)

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).

Harnett County will use the JAG funds to purchase equipment for the sheriff's department. Specific purchases include computers and mounts that will be used by deputies at mobile data terminals. The computers will allow deputies to perform multiple necessary law enforcement applications in the field, such as access National Crime Information Center (NCIC) data to search for wanted persons, research stolen property, complete incident reports, and to view other valuable information. This is a continuing effort by Harnett County Sheriff's Office to enhance technology available to the officers in the field.


Date Created: September 16, 2009