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Computer upgrade for the Mayfield Police and Radio upgrade for the Graves County Sheriff

The City of Mayfield and Graves County of Kentucky are jointly seeking funding to upgrade the technological

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $26,885)

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 consisting of Graves County and the city of Mayfield will use their Recovery Act JAG award to support equipment purchases and increase intelligence and communications in order to provide more efficient public and officer safety. The city of Mayfield, serving as the fiscal agent, will use their share of the grant to purchase 12 desktop computers, two Wide Screen Monitors, and two 19' Dell Monitors. These items will be used to upgrade the present four year-old computers in the 911 Dispatch Center and in the Mayfield Police Department. The upgrade will allow the dispatchers to better utilize their mapping system with larger monitors and will provide more memory capacity. Graves County will use its share of the funds to purchase one Ultrahigh Frequency (UHF) Repeater and 12 UHF Mobile Radios. The UHF Repeater and UHF Mobile Radios will be used to provide clearer communications between Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement agencies. This enhancement will enhance communication and provide efficient and consistent contact between agencies.


Date Created: August 12, 2009