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Doral PD VMS Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $13,710)

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 Doral, through the police department, will use the JAG grant to supplement the cost of a Variable Message Sign (VMS). The VMS is a solar powered wireless interactive tool used to alert the public of any traffic issues and emergencies. It makes drivers aware of the checkpoint and school zone areas, causing them to slow down while providing safety for the officers who are stopping vehicles. The VMS Trailer is also used when conducting DUI checkpoints. The acquisition of the VMS Trailer is essential for effectively communicating alerts and important messages, regarding traffic, to drivers in the City of Doral. Communication with the residents, businesses and visitors of the city of Doral is a priority, which promotes continuous interaction-strengthened relationships with the community that it serves.


Date Created: September 8, 2010