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Law Enforcement Equipment & Training Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,639)

This grant program is authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (the Recovery Act) and by 42 U.S.C. 3751(a). The stated purposes of the Recovery Act are: to preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; to provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency by spurring technological advances in science and health; to invest in transportation, environmental protection, and other infrastructure that will provide long-term economic benefits; and to stabilize state and local government budgets, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services and counterproductive state and local tax increases. The Recovery Act places great emphasis on accountability and transparency in the use of taxpayer dollars.

Among other things, it creates a new Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board and a new website Recovery.gov to provide information to the public, including access to detailed information on grants and contracts made with Recovery Act funds.

The Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program funded under the Recovery Act is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. Recovery JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multi-jurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. Recovery JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.

The city of Oakdale will use Recovery Act JAG funds to support technological advances for the Oakdale Police Department. Funds will be used to purchase a covert video camera system, Street Cop Training Videos and a LCD Plasma TV with DVD player system for trainings, a GPS tracking unit, tasers for officers, and police vehicle equipment. The city's goal is to provide officers with training and equipment to better serve their community. The Law Enforcement Equipment and Training program will enhance officer safety in emergency situations and response time for backing units. Advanced training courses will be utilized to strengthen awareness and provide officers with accurate documentation of operations.


Date Created: July 13, 2010