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Mobile Forensics and In-Car Digital Cameras Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $14,817)

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 use funds to purchase forensic and video equipment, as well as cover training costs. Digital forensic extraction equipment and software will be used to gather evidence from seized mobile devices, and certified training will be provided for analyzing data extracted with the mobile forensic equipment and software. In-car digital cameras will be acquired to replace older and out of date technology. The goals will be to improve the effectiveness and efficiency for solving crimesm, the clarity of evidentiary data for prosecutors, also to enhance deputy safety.


Date Created: August 25, 2011