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Sterling Heights Police Department Technology Upgrade

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $30,391)

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 Sterling Heights will use FY 2010 JAG funds for law enforcement equipment and supplies. Specific purchases include a polygraph machine, a surveillance listening device, and smart batteries for portable radios. The polygraph machine will be valuable in conducting investigations of serious crimes and will enhance prosecution efforts. The surveillance listening device will give officers an added element of safety and an additional source of evidence in the prosecution of narcotic and vice crimes.


Date Created: August 16, 2010