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Jamesburg Police Communications Modernization Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $95,000)

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The Borough of Jamesburg will upgrade and modernize the Jamesburg Police Department's outdated and failing radio equipment. The radio equipment upgrade will provide the Borough of Jamesburg citizens with effective and immediate emergency response through adequate communications among the police department, dispatch, fire department, and emergency medical services. The equipment will also improve communication with neighboring first responder agencies to allow for timely mutual aid response. Additionally, the new equipment will provide recordings of calls and incidents for use as evidence in the adjudication of any crimes.


Date Created: September 7, 2010