Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $133,286)
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 county of Fairfax will use its Fiscal Year JAG award in the amount of $133,286 to support the Fairfax County Police Department. The police department will use the funds to conduct technology upgrades, improve security, and provide essential training to staff. The Department intends to improve security at the Pine Ridge Facility; purchase and install remote lockdown mechanisms in four district stations; purchase the Codian IP DVR 2220 System, which will integrate with the existing Tandberg Video teleconference (VTC) system to record and replay VTC sessions; purchase a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, such as the Dell Power Vault MD3000i; obtain two Recon Scout robots; and provide training that will help law enforcement agencies work better to facilitate the return of personnel from military deployment.