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Replacement of failing in-car computer systems.

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $26,072)

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 Ypsilanti, through the city police department, will use the JAG funds to replace in-car mobile computer workstations with fully-rugged, fixed mount computers. These new computers will assure reliability in harsh-environments, provide seamless exchange of critical information, and allow officers to work more efficiently.


Date Created: September 1, 2011