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Watchdog Video Systems Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $41,405)

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 Carrollton will use the JAG grant towards the purchase of eight digital Watchdog video cameras for the Carrollton Police Department (CPD) police cruisers. The Watchdog digital recording technology will be utilized by police officers making traffic stops and responding to in-progress calls. Police officers will be able to record details of their activities more accurately and create a lasting record of events that will ultimately protect the officer and the municipality. With the continued improvement in technology, the CPD will be able to process information more effectively and efficiently than ever before.


Date Created: August 12, 2010