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Mobile Data Terminal Air Card Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $63,047)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of the city of Great Falls and Cascade County will share the FY 2010 JAG award to purchase air cards for the existing Mobile Data Terminals in use by both agencies. The purchase of air cards will be instrumental in ensuring that officers from both agencies have the ability to collaborate and communicate with state agencies, dispatch services and each other. The communication capabilities facilitate more effective law enforcement activities, combined with an increase in officer safety. The ability to communicate effectively, and receive pertinent criminal justice related information contributes to increased effectiveness that directly benefits the citizens of the community. The city of Great Falls will serve as the fiscal agent. Funds will be split evenly between the two jurisdictions.


Date Created: August 26, 2010