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2010-2011 Community Policing 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, $12,211)

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 Woburn will use the FY 2010 JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Woburn Police Department. Specifically, the grant funds will be used to purchase, deploy, and implement the hardware to make shared laptop systems available to the detectives on an as needed case-by-case basis. The goal of this initiative will be to enhance the technological capabilities of the department. The computers will allow access to real time warrant checks and records checks, as well as access to the in-house dispatch system from remote locations while on investigations and/or surveillance. The main focus will be to provide wireless access to the departmental system to the Criminal Investigations Division in support of local law enforcement programs, assist in more effective prosecution, and allow more effective responses to drug and crime enforcement issues.


Date Created: August 31, 2010