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Surveillance/Radar Unit Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,053)

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).

York County will utilize the FY 2010 JAG award in the amount of $12,053 to support the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase a portable network wireless surveillance system, batteries, and two mobile radar units. The objective is to videotape suspects or suspicious activity so that it may be stored for future analysis or used in a court of law. The radar units are needed to monitor traffic for the purpose of enforcing the motor vehicle laws of the commonwealth. Data will be collected that will allow the sheriff's office to determine if the increase of selective traffic enforcement has a measurable effect on the number of traffic complaints received regarding speeding.


Date Created: August 22, 2010