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Catawba County/City of Hickory Local JAG 2010 Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $57,921)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Catawba County and the city of Hickory will share this FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $57,921 towards law enforcement initiatives. The city of Hickory, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase an activity sensor seat for polygraph examinations; crime zone software for crime scene investigators; a replacement camera for crime scene investigators; digital cameras for patrol officers to use for evidence collection; replacement laptop computers for patrol vehicles; protective earmuffs for use at the firing range; lidar for traffic enforcement; an universal forensic extraction device for evidence retrieval from cell phones; and replacement treadmills for physical training. Catawba County will use funds to purchase a Forensic Digital Video/Image Clarification Solution, a laptop driven system with hardware attachments to pull video from just about any source such as phones, surveillance, or security systems. The software provides forensic video enhancement. The county will also purchase Forensic Audio Filter Software, and media storage for forensic evidence.


Date Created: August 17, 2010