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East Providence Police Technology Improvements

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $22,429)

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 East Providence will use this Fiscal Year 2010 JAG award to upgrade law enforcement equipment and technology. The East Providence Police Department will purchase a multimedia interactive white board, lap top, LED alternate light, and two accelerometers. These equipment purchases will enhance crime prevention methods, crime analysis, forensic investigations, and traffic accident reconstruction.


Date Created: August 31, 2010