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Upgrading In-Car Cameras in Patrol Cars

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,904)

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 St. Clair Shores will use funds to replace in-car cameras in patrol cars. Currently, the outdated camera equipment is subject to failure, and valuable visual evidence can be lost with the older equipment. The new cameras will be able to digitally record and store the data on a hard drive. The procurement of equipment necessary to record and capture incidents to be used as evidence began in 2009 and will continue until all in-car cameras are replaced.


Date Created: August 16, 2010