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Enhancing Community Safety Through Mobile Computers Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,186)

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 town of Leesburg will use the JAG funds to purchase additional mobile computers for police vehicles. The main focus is to improve safety for the community by providing enhancement capabilities to some police officers to access key databases from the field and to complete required police investigative reports in a field location. This enhancement will allow patrol officers to create a stronger and more consistent officer presence in the community.


Date Created: September 2, 2009