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Law Enforcement Equipment Program

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $15,398)

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 City of West Columbia will utilize this Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to make technology upgrades for the police department. Funds will be used to procure a server to digitize and store criminal records; improve interoperable communications through the purchase of hand held radios; and to replace the camera security system at the City Hall complex with newer digital IP cameras. The West Columbia Police Department is responsible for the security at the complex and the upgrades will improve their ability to maintain the safety of the public, courtrooms, prisoners, and property. Funds will also be used to purchase a new monitor for the Chief of Police.


Date Created: August 21, 2011