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Purchase of radios to enhance communication ability and purchase of radars to enhance traffic enforcement ability.

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $56,322)

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 city of Kingman will use its Recovery Act JAG award to purchase equipment for the Kingman Police Department. The items that will be purchased are portable radios, mobile radios, and stationary and moving radar units.

The purchases of the radios will allow the police department to replace outdated equipment. The police department's radio repair service attempted to repair their current radios but could not do so for many of them. The radios will allow officers to communicate in the field and provide faster responses to calls for service.

The police department has also identified traffic enforcement as a priority and has increased their enforcement efforts and thus needs the additional radar units. The police department does not have enough units for all of their beat officers, and many of their current units in service are beyond their service life. This grant will be used to replace some of those radar units.


Date Created: August 5, 2009