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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Enhanced Computer Aided Dispatch (E-CAD)

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $17,248)

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).

DeKalb County will use the JAG funds to purchase an enhanced computer aided dispatch system. The dispatchers of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office are currently processing, reporting, and logging calls manually. Computer-assisted dispatching will improve the efficiency and accuracy of each step in the manual process, and ultimately will increase functionality and effectiveness in all aspects of law enforcement response, including taking calls, verifying location for dispatching, resource management, unit status management, and call disposition. The system will also allow for running customized reports and more accurate records management. This reporting will enable DeKalb County law enforcement to identify trends in criminal activity by geographical area and time.


Date Created: August 17, 2010