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Maysville Ky. Police Dept. Wireless Mobile Computer Project (MDC)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $28,005)

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 jurisdictions consisting of the city of Maysville and Mason County will use their Recovery Act JAG to continue building a mobile computer network within the Maysville Police Department by equipping all of the department's street officers with Mobile Data Computers (MDC). These computers are a direct link to the Law Enforcement Network of Kentucky (LINK) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). The MDCs also serve as a direct connection with the department's communications center that allows for faster and more secure communications, improving improves officer safety and job performance. The city of Maysville will serve as the fiscal agent and sole recipient of the funds as the Mason County Fiscal Court agreed to relinquish any claim to the funds.


Date Created: July 8, 2009