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Technology Acquisition and Equipment Improvement 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, $570,208)

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 Miami will use the JAG award towards law enforcement equipment and technology upgrades for the Miami Police Department (MPD). Specific purchases include laptops, docking stations, software, and fingerprint readers. The upgrade and addition of technology to every sworn and civilian employee of the MPD will improve productivity and increase the accuracy and speed in which vital information is obtained. The acquisition of new computers and software technology will provide employees of the MPD with state of the art equipment to facilitate improvement in the quality of their work while improving work conditions. The goal of this project is to improve the operations of the MPD by providing better services to the city of Miami residents and visitors.


Date Created: August 17, 2010