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Electronic Systems Upgrade

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Prince George's County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,511)

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 Mount Rainer, through the Mount Rainier Police Department (MRPD), will utilize its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to purchase a mobile digital video surveillance and management system for the Community Policing Operations Unit. The Mount Rainier Police Department has formed a new Tactical Response Unit using community-policing strategy to enable community involvement with police officers to tackle any public safety problem in Mount Rainier. The new approach, which is comprised of existing officers from regular patrol and power squad members, is part of the Department's Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement violence reduction initiative. The custom state of the art camera system to be purchased with this JAG award is a fixed mount system that is semi-permanently attached to a fixed location. The system features four digital video cameras with day/night vision capabilities as well as a fifth infrared, high powered video tag recognition camera. The system includes a complex digital recorder/computer system which monitors and regulates motion and can record digitally for at least 14 days. The new camera system will increase the MRPD's information sharing and data gathering capabilities and enhance public safety.


Date Created: August 9, 2010