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Enhancement of Public Safety for Downtown Lawrence through Use of Video Technology

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $46,800)

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 Lawrence and Douglas County will receive grant funds under the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2012 JAG Local Program. As disparate jurisdictions, the city of Lawrence will serve as the fiscal agent to administer the JAG funds. The city will use their portion of funds to purchase innovative video equipment to enhance law enforcement efforts. Douglas County will purchase equipment for the Sheriff's Office to assist with monitoring and managing downtown traffic, and parades as well as capture evidence of criminal activity.


Date Created: June 28, 2012