Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $62,236)
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).
This grant will be used to support technology enhancements for the City's Computer Aided Dispatch/Records Management system. Funds will be used to procure an online reporting system which will enable the department to collect reports from citizens online; and procure additional electronic ticketing software and hardware. The project goal is to increase the efficiency of reporting crimes within the police department.