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Traffic Crash and Crime Scene Reconstruction Unit Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,277)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Williamson County and Marion City will use the JAG funds for technology purchases. Marion City, serving as the fiscal agent, will use the entire grant award to purchase a multi-purpose tool to collect measurements for precise distances that can be downloaded to a computer after the data is collected. The data can then be digitally drawn for crime scenes or crash scenes in scale diagrams that are suitable for evidentiary use in court. This enhanced technology will be purchased for traffic crash and crime scene reconstruction in support of evidence-based law enforcement. The improved technology will be utilized by the Multi-Jurisdictional Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit to improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of traffic and crime scene reconstruction processes and procedures. In addition, funds will be used towards on-site training for proper utilization of the equipment.


Date Created: August 17, 2010