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Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $40,726)

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).

Incorporated Village of Hempstead will use the FY 2011 JAG funds to support the Hempstead Police Department with a purchase of equipment to improve data sharing with Nassau County Police Department and the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The grant funds will be used to purchase a Live Scan unit to better coordinate and strategize about crime reduction and to advance achieving regional and county-wide implementation with greater training. The purchase of a LiveScan unit will assist in the Hempstead Police Department's goal to upgrade the equipment used by the detectives that will aid the detectives in processing fingerprints quicker using an Automated Fingerprint ID System (AFIS). The LiveScan unit will allow for electronic transmission of data that can be shared between the systems and will minimize duplicative data entry of information, which will be eliminated. The timeliness of positive identification responses at both the State and Federal levels will also be improved.


Date Created: August 29, 2011