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Advance Technology Improvements for SWAT Operations Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $24,091)

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 towards technology improvements for the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a pole mounted camera system and a crisis negotiator phone system. The project goals are to improve the safety of law enforcement personnel and citizens, as well as communications for negotiators.


Date Created: August 14, 2011