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Crime Scene Equipment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $10,226)

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 Owasso, through the police department, will use their 2010 JAG award in the amount of $10,226 to purchase records management software and licenses. This software package will allow the Owasso Police Department to quickly and efficiently process police reports. With the purchase of the mobile computing licenses, the department will realize greater efficiencies, to include reduced radio congestion, a lighter dispatch workload and comprehensive resource management. Mobile data communications (MDC) technology will provide officers access to police databases, warning officers of potentially dangerous situations. With the new system of mobile computing, the officers will be devote more time to patrols, as opposed to office based time completing reports.


Date Created: August 25, 2010