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Regional Shared Public Safety Technology Improvements, City of Eugene and Lane County

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

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.

Lane County and the City of Eugene will jointly use the FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award funds to expand regional training opportunities and increase the security and safety of corrections facilities and probation officers in the field. This project will provide equipment and training. The project has three components: 1) expand video surveillance at Lane County Corrections Complex; 2) integrate probation and parole officers into the regional interoperable radio system; and 3) further develop the training center for training in incident command, emergency response, and disaster preparedness for regional law enforcement agencies. Grant funds will be laid out for training time for trainees for hours spent in training on use of new camera system. Grant funds will also be used for payment to maintenance staff to run the wiring for the new cameras, monitors, and keyboard controls system. Maintenance staff will also be paid to renovate the perimeter fencing. The project will also pay for the training simulator, including two workstations, which will provide realistic scenarios in which emergency responders can learn essential techniques and procedures. Supplies will include cameras, monitors, keyboards, digital video recorders, video manager, backup and storage facility, vehicular adaptors, antennae, speakers, and accessories. Technical contractors will be employed to install the various components of the new security system, including alarms, gates, card readers, video cameras, perimeter security, and to install the computers and portable radios in the probation officers' vehicles.


Date Created: September 8, 2010