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Topeka Police Department JAG Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $123,124)

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 disparate jurisdictions consisting of Shawnee County and the city of Topeka, will utilize this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award in the amount of $123,124 to provide meaningful and measurable outcomes consistent with the goals of the JAG Program. The Topeka Police Department (TPD) will utilize the funding to outfit 10 department primary patrol/service vehicles with digital audio/video recording capability. This initiative has been named the Incident Eye Project (IEP). The county will divide the funds between the Shawnee County Sheriffs Office (SSO) and the Shawnee County Department of Corrections (DOC). Under a separate agreement between the two county agencies, each will receive $30,781. The SSO will utilize the funding to purchase equipment in support of its Security Enhancement Project. The DOC will utilize the funding to purchase a key control system that provides greater flexibility in controlling access to security keys and documenting the issuance and retrieval of these keys for operational purposes. This initiative has been named the KeyWatcher System.


Date Created: September 8, 2010