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Law Enforcement Technology Improvement: Mobile Data Terminals

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,230)

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).

Prince George County, through the police department, will use the JAG grant towards law enforcement equipment. Specifically, the department will purchase two Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) to be used in police vehicles. These terminals provide police officers ready access to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and National/Virginia Criminal Information Network (NCIC/VCIN) for motor vehicle license checks, driver license checks, wanted checks, and property checks.


Date Created: August 25, 2010