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IP Based Surveillance Cameras Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $13,872)

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).

Grant funds will be used to purchase surveillance cameras, to be placed in local parks and high-crime areas. Investigators and officers alike will have access to several cameras simultaneously via internet connection without having to expose themselves or be present at the exact location during the time of the incident. The addition of these cameras will assist in the reduction of manpower and overtime currently set aside for on-site surveillance as well as serving as a crime deterrent.


Date Created: August 14, 2011