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Crime Reduction and Officer Safety Through Technology

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $415,091)

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 Tampa will use the JAG funds to support the Tampa Police Department. The police department will purchase technology and equipment that supports their crime reduction efforts, including in-car camera systems, laptops, and laptops for motorcycles. This will allow the Tampa Police Department to continue their crime reduction and community safety initiatives.


Date Created: September 16, 2009