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Systems,Communications and Protective Gear Upgrade

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $37,148)

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 Warwick will use FY 10 JAG funds to support upgraded law enforcement equipment, communication, and technology for the Warwick Police Department. Specific purchases will include patrol car laptops, two public safety microwave RF Communication Link Systems and motorcycle patrol officer inclement weather gear. These significant enhancements will help with the effectiveness and efficiency of the city of Warwick Police Department. It will also provide officer safety and improve communication and technology.


Date Created: August 31, 2010