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Fayette County Narrowband Communications Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,365)

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).

Fayette County will use the JAG funds to purchase communications equipment that will improve technology within the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. The county will purchase 10 Kenwood TK-890 Narrowband compliant radios. The purchase of new radios will allow the field units to utilize the new frequency, which will increase officer safety by not interfering with day-to-day law enforcement communications while conducting special operations.


Date Created: August 3, 2010