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Voice Logging Recorder Upgrade

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $42,954)

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 jurisdiction consisting of city of Nogales and Santa Cruz County will use its Recovery Act JAG award to purchase equipment. The City of Nogales, acting as the fiscal agent, will purchase new recording equipment to replace the Nogales Police Department's aging voice login recorder. The current system lacks reporting software, a secondary power supply, and the capability to record Vol 9-1-1 calls in the future. The new system will make searching and saving 9-1-1 calls more efficient and will accommodate all of the Nogales Police Department's lines, while the current system only allows for 16. Santa Cruz County will purchase items that will assist the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office in detecting, pursuing, and apprehending suspects. The items to be purchased are binoculars, flashlights, and pepper ball launchers. Santa Cruz County has not previously made these equipment purchases due to budget cuts.


Date Created: July 29, 2009