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Belton First Responder Technology Upgrade Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $700,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The City of Belton, Texas will enhance operations of the Belton Police Department (BPD), improve functionality of the criminal justice system, and provide assistance to victims of crime. They will update equipment and technology, improve communications inter-operability, combat illegal drug trafficking and associated crimes, and improve first responder training. These measures will provide essential resources for the City to meet the challenges of its community.

BPD will: (1) improve their inter-operable communications capability through the purchase of modern radios, computers, and other communication devices; (2) enhance emergency operations equipment (AED devices); (3) conduct interdiction of illegal drugs and crimes associated with drug use (e.g., investigations, K-9 operations, and proactive drug interdiction activities); and (4) provided training and technology enhancements (e.g., electronic citation devices and life support simulator training equipment).


Date Created: September 8, 2010