U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Boise Police Records Management and Ada County Sheriff's Report Writing Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $176,824)

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 funds to purchase a new Records Management System (RMS) for the city of Boise. Currently each law enforcement agency in Ada County uses their own version of case management. The new RMS system will enhance collaboration and information sharing. The Ada County Sheriff's Office will upgrade their report writing systems to increase communication among detective divisions throughout Ada County, and increase case clearance rates.

Date Created: September 1, 2011