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Communications Upgrade for City of Ada, Oklahoma Police Department

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $18,609)

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 Ada and Pontotoc County will use their JAG award in the amount of $18,609 to continue the process of replacing the current radio system with a digital system, in anticipation of the Federal Communications Commission requirements. Grant funds will be utilized to continue the transition which began in 2009 and will address communications areas that were not previously indentified or areas that were underestimated. The funds will be used to purchase additional repeater sites. The Ada Police Department also anticipates that funds will be used to purchase personal systems for officers, police units and for equipment installation costs. The city of Ada will serve as the fiscal agent for this award.


Date Created: August 29, 2010