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Police Department Computer System

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $20,094)

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 Township will use Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to upgrade the police department's computer systems. The department has been experiencing an increasing frequency of personal computers crashing due to components, such as memory (RAM) and/or hard drives simply wearing out as they have approached their expected lifespan. Computer workstations that will be replaced are those purchased in 2005 and before. All new workstations have a projected maximum lifespan of four years and can be upgraded in the future as required. The purchase of updated workstations will meet the department's current and future needs.


Date Created: August 12, 2010