U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Clearlake Police Department Crime Analysis and GIS Mapping Implementation Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,680)

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 Clearlake Police Department will use Recovery Act JAG funds to purchase a law enforcement GIS Mapping and Crime Analysis Software program. Specifically, the police department will purchase a mapping software program by Sunridge Systems called RIMS mapping. This mapping software can be seamlessly integrated with the police department's current Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program and Records Management System, fostering more data driven decision making in regards to law enforcement strategy development. With this comprehensive mapping system in place, the Clearlake Police Department will be better able to organize and analyze data which has been collected regarding crime trends in the city to aid in preventing, suppressing, and apprehending criminals while improving quality of life for the citizens of Clearlake.


Date Created: July 19, 2009