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Mobile Computing Infrastructure Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $51,557)

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 Merced County Sheriff's Office will utilize its FY 2010 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant award to purchase mobile computing hardware for a much larger information system enhancement project already underway. The new automation system will incorporate Automated Field Reporting (AFR), which will allow mobile computing capabilities from patrol cars in the field. However, due to budgetary constraints the hardware necessary to implement the AFR was not included in the project. Therefore, funding through the FY 2010 JAG is being requested to further the project by purchasing the necessary hardware to implement the AFR. It should be noted that the funding available through the FY 2010 JAG award is not sufficient to purchase all of the necessary hardware, but will help to sustain the project for the duration of this award.


Date Created: September 9, 2010