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Automatic Vehicle Locator System Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $74,844)

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).

Clay County, through the sheriff's office, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award to enhance their information system. Specifically, the Clay County Sheriff's Office will purchase an automatic vehicle location system (AVL). The AVL will allow dispatchers to view, track, and find mobile units in real-time. The AVL will enhance office safety and operational efficiency through the tracking capabilities.


Date Created: August 3, 2010