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Technology Upgrade Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,673)

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 Gardner will use FY 2010 JAG funds to improve the efficiency of its police department by purchasing three WiFi enabled laptop computers. The laptops, which will be housed in police cruisers, will enable officers to immediately verify information and access state and local criminal justice databases for criminal background history and active warrants. Officers will also be able to generate reports while on patrol, thereby providing a more visible law enforcement presence in the community.


Date Created: August 25, 2010