Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $500,000)
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 Glendale will enhance its communications abilities with criminal justice agencies across Los Angeles County, adjoining counties, and the state for operational purposes. Many of the radio communications systems presently in use are deteriorating or obsolete. The areas of coverage for most systems are also very limited, resulting in communications failure which places the public and first responders at heightened risks. Through the grant, the Glendale Police Department will acquire the equipment and services necessary to establish a reliable wide-area system of radio communications. The new equipment will adhere to federal communications regulations and increase the effectiveness of public safety and general service delivery provided to the community.