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Law Enforcement Technology Assistance

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $91,598)

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 College Station, city of Bryan, and Brazos County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 JAG Local Program. The city of College Station will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the grant program. Each entity will utilize JAG funds to support law enforcement equipment projects.

The city of College Station Police Department will fund a wireless mobile data synchronization project by purchasing necessary servers, licenses, cables, and hardware that will allow continuous synchronization of data between a data server and each mobile computer. This system will create a wireless zone that will allow for patrol car computers to connect with a server as they drive into the zone.

The city of Bryan Police Department will acquire various firearm and patrol car equipment for officer safety and traffic enforcement (e.g., pistols, rifles, earmuffs, radars, lidars, and mobile license plate readers) including desktop computers for 911 dispatch.

The Brazos County Sheriff's Office will utilize its entire JAG allocation to purchase portable radio microphone/video recorder units. This equipment allows for officer safety and post incident video review and in-service training.


Date Created: September 13, 2010