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Enhanced Evidence Handling and Processing

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $43,828)

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).

Okaloosa County, through its sheriff's office, will use Fiscal Year 2010 JAG funds to enhance evidence processing. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office will purchase secure digital cards and readers for uploading digital videos from vehicle mounted video cameras, a fuming chamber to process latent fingerprints from physical evidence, and a crime scene drawing software to effectively present crime scene diagrams and animations in court.


Date Created: August 12, 2010