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Interoperable Communications Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $11,619)

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 Acworth, through the police department, will use the JAG award to expand their current undercover investigation capabilities by using the JAG funds to purchase a body transmitter, handheld radios, button camera system, fiber optic recordable camera system, telephone recording devices, camcorder sunglasses, and other law enforcement equipment. By having this equipment on site, the police department can reduce the amount of risk posed to an officer.


Date Created: August 16, 2010