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Roanoke Law Enforcement Technology Enhancement Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $152,932)

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 Roanoke, through the police department, will utilize the FY 2010 JAG funds in the amount of $152,932 to support law enforcement technology initiatives. Specifically, the Roanoke Police Department (RPD) will use grant funds to purchase three years of mobile computer connection devices, a police IP CCTV management system, and network software licenses. The goals are to increase public safety and law enforcement effectiveness through the acquisition of advanced technologies, increase the number of field officers able to access the RPD in-house computer network, and update the ability of the RPD to monitor, track and record resident and staff movements within the Roanoke jail, jail annex and courthouse.


Date Created: September 8, 2010