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Seminole County Sheriff's Office Phase 2 - Alternative Facility Operations

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $62,739)

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).

Seminole County, through the sheriff's office, will use the JAG award to support Phase 2 of the Alternative Facility Operations Program. Specifically, grant funds will be used to procure a second Internet Service Provider (ISP) connection to provide redundancy for not only internet traffic and email, but also a mobile computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system running in all vehicles as well as the Virtual Private Network (VPN) tunneling to satisfy the sheriff's office employees' ability to work from home in the event of a pandemic event. The project goals are to reduce the vulnerability of people and communities of Seminole County to damage, injury and loss of life and property resulting from natural, technological or man-made emergencies, terrorism, catastrophes, or hostile military or paramilitary action, and prepare for prompt and efficient response and recovery to protect lives and property affected by emergencies and respond to emergencies using all systems, plans and resources necessary to preserve the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors to Seminole County.


Date Created: August 22, 2010