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Technology Improvements

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $124,424)

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 Peoria and Peoria County, will use their JAG award for technology improvements. The city of Peoria, serving as the fiscal agent, will use funds to purchase portable radios to meet the requirements of the new public safety radio system being implemented in the county. Peoria County will use funds to purchase digital video recorders for cameras in the jail. The equipment will meet new technology standards and improve the overall safety and productivity of police officers and the jail.


Date Created: August 17, 2010