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Law Enforcement and Technology Improvement Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $449,495)

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 support law enforcement and technology initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase an information database, thermal printers, a digital recording system, and desktop computers. The upgrade and addition of technology to every sworn and civilian employee of the Miami Police Department (MPD) will improve productivity and increase the accuracy and speed in which vital information is obtained.


Date Created: August 11, 2011