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Sheriff's Criminal Apprehension Technology Initiative

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $26,303)

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 Union County Sheriff's Office is committed in its efforts to continuously improve its ability to identify criminal suspects through the use of technology. They intend to purchase one or more of the following tools that will enable them to carry out their mission:
(1)Handheld mobile indentification devices, (MorphoIDent) used to provide real-time identification of suspects in the field;
(2)Sex Offender Registration Notification Act (SORNA) selk-service Kiosk, allowing convicted sex offenders to self-register, make address changes, etc with limited assitance from Sheriff's Office personnel;
(3)StarWitness field video evidence collection kit that allows crime scene personnel to capture suspect video on-scene from any recording system in use and quickly process for transmission to investigating officers.


Date Created: August 29, 2011