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T-3 Motion Electric Vehicles

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $16,022)

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 Royal Oak will use JAG funds to purchase two unregistered single occupant electric vehicles for the police department. The vehicles will be used for community policing, accessibility to areas with large groups of pedestrians during special events, and patrolling Royal Oak's central business district. The vehicles will allow patrol officers to maneuver safely through areas congested with pedestrian foot traffic and view the crowd from an elevated position, which will aid the officer in identifying potential problems. The open air chariot style of these vehicles makes them ideal for community policing because the officer is accessible to pedestrians and can interact with them.


Date Created: August 12, 2010