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Mobile Crime Scene Unit

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,926)

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 Springfield and Robertson County have agreed to share the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 JAG funds of $22,926 to purchase a vehicle and necessary equipment needed to develop a mobile crime scene unit. All equipment will be purchased in accordance to the guidelines and procedures of the City of Springfield. The City of Springfield has agreed to act as the fiscal agent. The authorized representatives from each agency have met and agreed to allocate all of these funds to the Springfield Police Department. A mobile Crime Scene Unit is an asset to law enforcement, and it will allow officers a better way of collecting valuable evidence at crime scenes, and will enhance the ability to find, collect and preserve evidence.


Date Created: September 9, 2010