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Video Security and Communications Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $25,342)

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 city of Mt. Pleasant and Henry County will use awarded JAG funds in the amount of $25,342 to purchase equipment for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff's Office. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will purchase and install a network recorder workstation, eight outdoor cameras, two network cameras, and a network switch with a power injector to be used for security in the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. The Henry County Sheriff's Office will use grant funds to pay for three mobile radios and repeaters to be used by officers on patrol and while performing operations in jail vehicles. These radios are necessary to upgrade the mobile units to make them compatible to the Astro Digital system base and to comply with the 2013 FCC Mandate to narrow band.


Date Created: August 20, 2009