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Harlingen Police Department Computer/Technology Upgrade.

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $33,202)

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 City of Harlingen will use grant funds from the FY 2011 Bureau of Justice Assistance JAG Local Program to purchase desktop computers, mobile laptop computers, a computer file storage server, unlimited back-up power source (UPS), and other needed computer accessories for law enforcement. The equipment purchases will replace old, outdated desk computers and enable law enforcement officers to write reports more efficiently while in the field. The purchase of the computer file server will provide additional room for the storage of information and the UPS will provide a backup source of power at the Communications Center. The equipment purchases will enable the Harlingen Police Department to provide the best service possible to the community/citizens and improve information gathering with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.


Date Created: August 25, 2011