Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $46,348)
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 College Park will use the JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the College Park Police Department. Grant funds will be used to replace the facility commander workstation and software, install a video monitoring center for a surveillance camera system, purchase five flat panel monitors for the surveillance system, convert electronic prints card to a live scan system, and replace four surveillance cameras at the police headquarters. By replacing the facility commander's workstation and software, the program will offer an easy-to-use, IT friendly, integrated security management under the Microsoft Window operating environment. It will also automatically display video during alarm conditions which gives operators the information they need to make quick decisions. The video monitoring center system will be installed and configured with their current video surveillance system. The video can be controlled from any Authorized Workstation in College Park using the Iron Sky Video Wall management system. The conversion of the electronic print cards will allow the police department to check and compare the fingerprints of local suspects. The replacement of the surveillance cameras at police Headquarters will provide an added level of surveillance and criminal deterrence around police headquarters as the current cameras are outdated or broken.