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Portable Radio Communication Enhancement

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,949)

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 Campbell County Sheriff's Office will use their FY 2010 funds to deploy eight Pyramid Vehicular Repeaters in their police vehicles. The repeaters will allow the officers to communicate via mobile radio-portable radio interface in areas where the portable radios are currently ineffective. The improved communications will enhance safety of officers and the public and improve the efficiency of operations in the field.


Date Created: August 5, 2010