U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Maintenance of MESH Network Technology

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,197)

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 Riviera Beach will use their JAG award in the amount of $75,197 to maintain and repair the Mesh Network (broadband wireless approved for public safety use by the FCC). The funds will be used to hire two IT consultants to maintain the network and for replacement parts. The network is a broadband wireless network service throughout the city's jurisdiction. The following items are included in the network: mobile data terminals, routers, PMCIA cards, laptop computers, in-car cameras, pole cameras, and various software applications. This network enhances the department's crime prevention and crime fighting efforts by enabling officers on patrol to utilize the latest digital video technology in high crime areas.


Date Created: August 12, 2010