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Drivers License/Motor Vehicle Communication Interface Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Salt Lake
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $34,519)

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 grantee will use the grant to purchase a scanning interface module which will allow the officers to scan driver licenses and vehicle registrations into their computer database system. The program will eliminate data input by officers and reduce the time necessary to complete a traffic stop or accident scene. The grant will also provide assistance to purchase a Crisis Response Throw Phone System. This system is a specialized technology that incorporates multiple communication features.


Date Created: August 18, 2011