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Ponca City Training Enhancement and Equipment
Blackwell Police Department Equipment
Kay County Sheriff Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $125,866)

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 of the Ponca City, Blackwell City, and Kay County, Oklahoma will use their Recovery Act JAG funds to support equipment and training enhancements. The Ponca City Police Department will purchase 56 Tasers, 200 Taser Cartridges, 1 Taser training cartridge, 10 digital cameras, 10 digital camera batteries, 10 camera bags, 30 digital camera memory cards, 1 digital video camera, 2 digital video camera batteries, 1 digital video camera battery charger, 3 digital video camera memory cards, 2 police bicycles, 4 radar units, 3 portable radios, an annual service agreement for Star Witness video enhancement system, and the remaining cost for a Prism Use of Force Simulator System and accessories. The Blackwell Police Department will purchase 11 radar units, 6 Bushmaster rifles, and 1 Watch Guard in car video system. The Kay County Sheriff's Department will purchase 1 Police Interceptor Police Car, 1 Stinger Spike System, and 1 set of replacement spikes for the Stinger spike system. The projects will increase officer safety and help with effective, efficient delivery of service to the communities.


Date Created: August 6, 2009