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Sacramento Police Department Mobile Data Computer System Replacement

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $557,101)

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 Sacramento Police Department will use its FY 2010 JAG award funds to continue implementation of its Mobile Data Computer (MDC) System Replacement Project. This project will replace approximately 30 percent of the department's MDCs and mounting consoles in marked police vehicles. The installation of new MDCs will result in the upgrade of 75 marked police vehicles. The Department is seeking to replace this outdated equipment to improve technology links and information-sharing between police officers in the field, police facilities, and communication dispatchers. This replacement will improve system performance, reliability, speed, and accessibility to critical police data, which will enhance officer safety and efficiency through improved communication, integration, and collaboration.


Date Created: August 30, 2010