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Kenton County/Covington Public Safety Improvement Project

Award Information

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Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $84,041)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Kenton County and the city of Covington will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $84,041 towards forensic and law enforcement upgrades. Kenton County, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share to purchase forensics equipment for use by the Internet/Computer Crimes Division. Additional funds will be used to purchase software to ensure the security and integrity of digital evidence. The city of Covington will use its share towards the completion of its Mobile Data Computer Project. The City of Covington will equip all police vehicles with updated mobile data computing hardware and software.


Date Created: August 30, 2010