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Automatic Vehicle Locator Systems

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,357)

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 Beatrice ($10,000) and Gage County ($1,357) will use their 2009 Local JAG funds to purchase an Automatic Vehicle Locator Systems (AVLs), which will offer many advantages for enhancing local law enforcement's capabilities. The acquisition of the system, shared by the two jurisdictions, will greatly enhance patrol capabilities for citizens in Gage County and the city of Beatrice.


Date Created: September 17, 2009