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Crime Scene Processing & Technology Improvements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,751)

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).

Klamath County will use the Fiscal Year 2010 local JAG funding ($17,751) to upgrade technological equipment in the sheriff's office. The forensic facial recognition software would allow a detective to put all information into one database thus eliminating spending hundreds of dollars on forensic artists. The crime scene forensics equipment will allow the department to conduct their own investigation of crime scenes without relying on other agencies for assistance.


Date Created: August 19, 2010