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Improving Manpower Allocations through Technology

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $118,476)

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).

Chesterfield County will use JAG grant funds in the amount of $118,476 to support the Chesterfield County Police Department. Specifically, the Chesterfield Police Department will purchase an efficient and effective personnel scheduling system. The personnel scheduling software allows fewer man-hours to be devoted to hand producing the shift schedules. Shift vacancies will be more effectively filled to cover vacancies due to overtime, leave, court or training. Tracking trends in staffing needs will be more easily accomplished and unfilled vacancies will be eliminated. The software will also automate time card management and eliminate the redundancy in the current process.


Date Created: August 25, 2010