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Palmetto Police Department Portable/Mobile Radio Encryption Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $27,600)

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 Palmetto, through the police department, will use the JAG award to purchase mobile and portable radio encryption software product keys. The goal of this project is to enhance the ability of officers to maintain direct radio communication with the personnel of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. This project will also allow direct radio communications between other county law enforcement agencies, as they begin radio encryption. Direct radio communication with other neighboring police agencies is critical to the public safety mission of the Palmetto Police Department for numerous operational and safety reasons.


Date Created: September 15, 2010