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Mobile, Unmanned Survelience System

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,695)

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 Conroe will use the Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to obtain an unmanned, mobile, remote surveillance unit for law enforcement needs. The unit will be used to monitor large targeted areas in a more efficient, cost-effective manner. The unit will be utilized to monitor parking lots, civic events, and situations where there is a need for observation, and not necessarily a need for their presence. The equipment purchase will allow the department a level of presence that is not available with current department equipment.


Date Created: August 22, 2010