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Norwich Police Department Communications System Enhancement

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $33,944)

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 Norwich will use $33,944 in awarded Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funds to purchase radio technology improvements and upgrades. The program's goal is to replace and upgrade the failing components of the department's primary and secondary two-way radio systems. An amount of $20,000 in grant funds will be used to install a new voting receiver at the westside patrol district of the city of Norwich for channel one; and a second channel will cost $15,000. Grant funds will also be used to purchase a radio system line interface card at a cost of $3,800. The replacement and upgrade of the current radio equipment will facilitate voting receivers and allow communication between patrol officers and police headquarters. The city of Norwich will provide $4,806 in local funds toward this project.


Date Created: September 9, 2010