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Bainbridge Public Safety Audio/Video Technology Improvements

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $11,084)

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 disparate jurisdictions will utilize the JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. The Bainbridge Public Safety Office will use the FY 2011 JAG funds for the Bainbridge Public Safety Audio/Video Technology Improvements. The funding will be used to purchase two audio/video cameras for their patrol cars. These cameras will aid the Bainbridge Public Safety Department with officer training and safety, and will provide evidence of officer conduct and performance, as well as record traffic stops. The cameras for the City of Bainbridge Public Safety patrol cars and the will allow them to further protect the welfare of the citizens of Bainbridge and Decatur County.


Date Created: August 31, 2011