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Records System Upgrade & Miscellaneous Equipment Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $47,309)

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 Hammond will use JAG funds to support the Hammond Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase two surveillance cameras, a pole camera, a metal detector, and a records management software system. The city's goals are to acquire needed equipment to meet community risks, improve technology and best practices for local law enforcement, and to provide effective tools for officer and civilian safety throughout the community. Edward Byrne JAG funds will assist the city of Hammond policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 23, 2010