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Patrol Car Video Systems Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $48,666)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Elk Grove, through the police department, will utilize its FY 2010 JAG award to purchase ten in-car video camera systems that will be installed in ten of the Department's patrol vehicles. The purchase of these in-car videos will assist the Department in reaching its goal of equipping 100% of its patrol vehicles with video camera systems. Additionally, the patrol car video systems will allow an officer to record events and officer encounters as they occur. Finally, the in-car videos provide an unbiased account of events that allow citizens and others to view what actually occurred during encounters that have been called into question.


Date Created: August 30, 2010