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FY 2010 Congressionally Selected Awards Program - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $1,000,000)

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 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will use the grant funds to replace the current Shared Computer Operations for Protection and Enforcement (SCOPE) system. The new system will provide an increase in functionality and provide a much needed and stable criminal history repository. Also, the new system will allow information to be transmitted across all participating agencies in the criminal justice system. The project goals are to increase the ability to integrate and share information with other systems and agencies through technology improvements, reduce employee training and maintenance time with modern tools, and increase the delivery of services and products through an easier to use system.


Date Created: August 16, 2010