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South Lake Tahoe Police Tactical Robot Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
El Dorado
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $11,787)

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 JAG award will be used to purchase a tactical reconnaissance robot for the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and the Crisis Negotiation Team for use during critical high risk operations. The robot will be utilized to gather intelligence related to dangerous persons during barricade situations, location of victims, and provide for officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 11, 2012