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City of Melbourne, Florida - Local DNA Index System (LODIS)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $84,765)

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 Melbourne, through the police department, will utilize the JAG funds to enhance technology. Specifically, the Melbourne Police Department will expand and enhance an evidence-based Local DNA Index System (LODIS). LODIS integrates three disciples: DNA identification processes, powerful databases, and datacomm processes that allow officers to readily utilize the developed data along with modern policing techniques. Funds will be used to purchase equipment, contractual services for DNA lab servies, and training for department staff.


Date Created: August 3, 2010