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FY2010 Equipment and Technology Acquisition

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $42,231)

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 Midland and Midland County are listed as disparate jurisdictions under the FY 2010 JAG Local Program. The city will serve as the fiscal agent to administer funds for both jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction proposes to use JAG funds for law enforcement equipment.

Specifically, the city of Midland Police Department will acquire telescopic night vision equipment and body-worn video recording systems. The night vision devices will be utilized by S.W.A.T. teams, while the recording equipment will be used by patrol officers to record interactions with criminal suspects, witnesses, and civilians. Midland County will attain bulletproof vests and ammunition.


Date Created: August 17, 2010