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Apache Junction E-Ticket Transition Phase II

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,625)

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 Apache Junction will use JAG funds to purchase pocket citation electronic ticketing machines for the Apache Junction Police Department. Specific purchases include handheld computers, wireless printers, and software. The project goals are to increase traffic enforcement effectiveness among patrol officers not assigned specifically to traffic; decrease errors made while writing citations; decrease City Attorney and court personnel hours needed to amend and correct problematic citations; reduce citation processing by officers; reduce officer's time spent in hazardous traffic situations; reduce contact time with violators resulting in increased officer efficiency; and, reduce the use of paper citations.


Date Created: August 3, 2010