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Law Enforcement Equipment and Software Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,669)

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).

Waterford Charter Township will use the FY 2010 JAG funds for in-dash cameras and monitoring software for patrol cars. In-dash cameras expedite investigations by providing solid evidence for drug-related, drunken driving, and other criminal investigations. The devices act as an "eyewitness" during criminal prosecution, which reduces time spent in litigation and saves taxpayer money. The monitoring software is vital to the management of digital video footage. It prevents unauthorized access and editing of the files, provides the user with secure files, and is virtually tamper-proof evidence. The system enables users to archive, search, copy, and view video evidence. Footage can be downloaded and transferred easily and efficiently.


Date Created: August 16, 2010