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Police Technology: Digitally Based Video Evidence Project

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $19,435)

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 Griffin will use the JAG award towards the purchase of technology equipment for use in Griffin Police Department (GPD) patrol vehicles. The equipment will be used for evidentiary preservation, criminal prosecution, and traffic enforcement. The project goal is to allow officers to document the actions of suspects in custody and assist in avoiding claims of excessive force, civil rights violations, or violation of ethics claims against officers.


Date Created: September 9, 2010