Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $350,000)
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 Irondale will purchase, for use by the Irondale Police Department, technology/equipment to maximize the use of officers' time, increase police presence in the community, improve the effectiveness in the conduct of basic police operations, improve investigative operations, enhance data sharing with other law enforcement agencies, and secure the transmission of data. Equipment and technology upgrades will include a Computer Aided Dispatch System, communication room upgrades, mobile data communication system enhancements, and computer/communication system improvements for improved security and information sharing.