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Operation Identification Project

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $71,117)

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 fund upgraded technology and forensic projects. Specific purchases include a Live Scan Palm Print Scanner and laser mapping system to enhance forensic capabilities while crime mapping. In addition, funds will also be used for lab services to provide additional DNA processing. By increasing the number of DNA samples that can be processed, the overall goal is to increase arrests for violent crimes, including burglary.


Date Created: August 14, 2011