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Data 911 Computer Systems for Police Vehicles

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $14,876)

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 town of Riverhead will use their 2010 JAG award in the amount of $14,876 to purchase three Data 911 computers. The Riverhead Police Department plans to equip its fleet of 18 vehicles with Data 911 computer systems. The Data 911 computer systems will be utilized in the police vehicles to run the Computer Aided Dispatch system and records management system, as well as online reporting and Department of Motor Vehicle data. This equipment will significantly increase police efficiency and safety. Officers will be able to create reports while still on patrol, as opposed to returning to headquarters to prepare paperwork, thereby creating more community patrol time. Officers will also be able to receive important information on suspects or vehicles which will enhance their safety. The installation of the systems will not only increase safety, but will allow the officers to better serve the town through improved communications, reporting and overall community policing.


Date Created: August 19, 2010