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20 Open Space Digital Pole-mounted Cameras for Drug Enforcement/Strategic Graffiti initiative and 32 CAD Geo-based drug "Hot Spot" technology tablet modules.

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $425,000)

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.

Clearfield City will use the FY 2010 Congressionally Recommended Award for a Drug Enforcement Strategic Graffiti Initiative. The city has experienced an increase in drug and gang-related criminal activity in the past ten years. With this gang activity they have experienced significant graffiti issues as well. The purposes of the project are to protect the citizens and those who work and visit the city, increase monitored areas of the city with a pole-mounted camera system, increase security at public properties, and provide 24 hour video surveillance of public facilities. Clearfield City proposes to purchase digital and remote-controlled cameras and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) tablets for surveillance of parks, trails, city-owned wells, and public open space areas throughout the city along with associated server hardware and wireless communication equipment necessary for operation.


Date Created: September 7, 2010