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Law Enforcement Program - equipment for officers

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $161,279)

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 North Las Vegas will utilize the FY 2011 JAG award to procure equipment which will improve the efficiency and productivity of law enforcement activities. The grantee proposes to enhance the current speed enforcement policing activities by providing traffic officers with new more reliable radar guns; improve productivity of command staff and enhance law enforcement leadership by providing ipads as a new tool to extend current capabilities; increase the reliability of officer's less than lethal equipment through taser upgrades; enhance community policing through the acquisition of dual screen monitors which provide more efficient access to data, reports, and other information used by supervisory staff to direct resources to addressing community crimes; and improve investigations of violent and other crimes by outfitting detective vehicles with upgraded computer laptops compatible with the CADS/RMS system, which interfaces with the AFIS and Citation databases. The grantee will use 10% of the grant for administrative purposes.


Date Created: August 29, 2011