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Enhancing Law Enforcement Capabilities Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
St. Lucie
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $36,860)

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 Port St. Lucie will use the JAG award towards law enforcement equipment. Specially, funds will be used to purchase an automated license plate reader system, a pole camera, and biometric fingerprint readers for the Port St. Lucie Police Department. This equipment will be utilized on almost a daily basis and give the department the technology to search and identify suspects quicker and more efficiently. The ultimate goal is to increase the clearance rate of Part 1 crimes through the timely apprehension of suspects for prosecution and, subsequently, additional arrests while reducing the overall crime rate within the city.


Date Created: August 19, 2010