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Roseville Police Mobile Computing Upgrase Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,779)

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 Roseville will use JAG funding to purchase new in-car mobile data computers for the police department. The Roseville Police Department implemented a department-wide technology upgrade in the early 1990s, but as technology continued to evolve and improve, the municipal budget did not. As a result, most of the current computer technology is several generations behind current standards. The upgrade in mobile computing technology will increase department and officer efficiency while increasing productivity. The new computers will be the current state-of-the-art solution for mobile data applications and will allow officers to access information from their patrol vehicle, including law enforcement databases containing pictures of criminal suspects. The officers can then compare the suspect they have stopped with the picture in the database for a positive identification. The computers will allow for the covert dispatch of officers to crimes in progress and where suspects may be using police radio scanners. Above all, the use of this technology will enhance the safety of the officer and the public.


Date Created: August 17, 2010