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Hoover Police Department E-Citation Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,013)

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 Hoover will use the JAG funds to purchase 19 eCite systems for installation in patrol vehicles. The eCitation will enable officers to issue citations electronically, increasing efficiency and accuracy, with no backlog tickets to enter. The eCite systems will increase the safety of officers and allow them to spend more of their shift time on patrol.


Date Created: August 3, 2010