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Law Enforcement Technology and Equipment

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $57,308)

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 city of Bloomington and McLean County will share this JAG award in the amount of $57,308 and use funds for law enforcement purposes. The city of Bloomington, serving as the fiscal agent, will use its share of funding for technology upgrades for the criminal Intelligence and analysis unit, ballistic helmet upgrades for the emergency response unit, a GPS tracking system to assist with vice investigations, and an automated key control system to enhance control of fleet vehicles. McLean County will use its share for technology upgrades for its security systems, radios, a traffic radar trailer, concealed body armor, inmate education, tasers, and other needed law enforcement equipment.


Date Created: August 22, 2010