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Technology Enhancements

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $15,533)

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 town of Smithfield, through its police department, will utilize Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance communication and officer safety. The Smithfield Police Department will purchase squad car video systems and mobile radios. The video systems will ensure officer safety and provide court documentation. The mobile radios will enhance communication by increasing officer's ability to communicate with other officers as well as the 911 communications center.


Date Created: August 5, 2010