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Regional Information Sharing Network Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $60,694)

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).

Beaufort County will utilize the Fiscal Year 2011 JAG award to implement a contemporary data integrated Records Management System for the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and a Regional Information Sharing System between law enforcement in Beaufort and Jasper Counties in South Carolina and the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Georgia. A contemporary Records Management System will allow for data integration and the exchange of information between the Sheriff's Office and the Beaufort County Detention Center, Magistrates Office, and Solicitors Office. Phase I of the project would result in implementing the Regional Information Sharing Project between the participating local agencies, South Carolina Fusion Center and the federal RISS. This phase will capture real time information for intelligence and analysis, combat criminal activity, enhance agency effectiveness, and provide officer safety for all participating agencies in the region. Phase II of the project will involve gathering and exchanging data from other agencies such as military, federal, local, state and private agencies and vehicle information from toll roads. Phase III will involve an evaluation of the project for possibly developing a local regional fusion center.


Date Created: August 21, 2011