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Opa-Locka Police Wireless Surveillance Network Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $45,375)

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 Opa Locka will use the JAG funds to upgrade the police department's wireless surveillance network. The grant funds will purchase and install six 5.4 GHz Access points, six 5.4 GHz OFDM subscriber modules, six access network PTZ cameras, and six outdoor enclosure presses. The goal is to enhance the police department's capacity to achieve the public safety mandate in a manner that will contribute greatly to their efficiency and effectiveness, as well as emphasize the safety and security of the men and women who provide law enforcement services to the community on a daily basis.


Date Created: September 9, 2009