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Ocala Police Department Technology Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $62,643)

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 Ocala, through the police department, will utilize its Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance crime prevention. Specifically, the Ocala Police Department will purchase quality forecasting software to maximize their resources and more efficiently target emerging and chronic crime problems. The police department will also use funds to support the Marion County Mental Health Court by purchasing supplies for drug and alcohol testing.


Date Created: August 3, 2010