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Battle Creek Police and Albion Department of Public Safety Technology Upgrade Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,126)

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 the cities of Albion and Battle Creek will use funds for law enforcement purposes. Calhoun County agreed that the joint allocation amount will be shared by the two cities. The city of Battle Creek will serve as the fiscal agent, and the two cities will use funds to improve technology by building upon current technology and by looking at new solutions that could be interfaced to increase productivity. Purchases will include records management system modules, wireless data service, and in-car video systems, and officers will participate in problem-solving policing training.


Date Created: August 17, 2010