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Coffeyville PD PSAP (911 Equipment) Upgrade and Independence PD Undercover Narcotics/Surveillance Vehicle.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $93,295)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the 'Recovery Act') and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars. Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website ' Recovery.gov ' to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The disparate jurisidications consisting of the city of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, and Independence City will share the Recovery Act JAG funds. The jurisdictions will use the funds to implement two projects with the goal of improving services provided to the citizens of Coffeyville and the services provided by emergency service agencies that operate in Montgomery County. The Coffeyville City project will improve and enhance 911 services provided to the county by upgrading equipment with an expandable 911 platform. The goals of the Independence City project are to further enhance their efforts in combating the trafficking of illegal narcotics. The city will purchase a vehicle for the officer assigned to the drug task force. The strategies that will be used to accomplish these goals will be continued sharing of information and resources, and coordinated investigations with other agencies.


Date Created: July 15, 2009