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Mobile Data Terminal Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $133,805)

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).

Augusta-Richmond County, through the Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO), will utilize the FY 2010 JAG grant award towards technology initiatives. Specifically, grant funds will be used to purchase a computer module designed specifically for the existing Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) software application. The module will allow MDT users to enter police reports online, submit them to their supervisor for approval, and file them with the RCSO Records Bureau allowing for more efficiency. JAG funds will assist policing efforts, as well as ensure the sustenance of essential services.


Date Created: August 24, 2010