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Speed Measurement Devices/Wearable Video Cameras

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,191)

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

The Bonner County Sherrif's Office will use their FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase a mobile speed measuring trailer. This mobile trailer will be deployed primarily to the nineteen school zones and throughout the county's road system. The Bonner County Sherrif's Office estimates the life span of the trailer to be fifteen years. Funds will also be used to purchase ruggedized wearable video cameras. These devices will be deployed with police officers and allows videotaping of police activities such as car stops, citizen contacts, and other police related incidents. The video from these units can be downloaded and will be utilized as evidence in court proceedings. Training on these devices will be provided by the vendors and in-house training resources.


Date Created: August 22, 2010