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Expansion and Enhancement of the Key West Police Department's Information Technology Program

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,265)

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 Key West will use the JAG award towards technology upgrades. Specifically, the Key West Police Department will purchase laptops that will display visual information from the Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) system. These laptops will be placed at dispatch consoles to allow communication officers to rapidly identify officer locations relative to calls for service and dispatch the closest available officer to a call. In addition, funds will be used to purchase a SHI VMware software bundle to give the department the ability to add redundancy capabilities and a host of other benefits to the blade center. The project goals are to improve public and officer safety, and improve the existing department computer applications through software purchases.


Date Created: August 12, 2010