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Law Enforcement Equipment and Communication with Mobile Data Terminals

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $174,633)

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).

Cumberland County and the city of Fayetteville have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will use funds to subscribe to the NC State Bureau of Investigation criminal data bases, and connect Mobile Data Terminals in patrol vehicles using cell phone aircards. This will enable deputies to receive messages from dispatch and other cars, mugshots, criminal records, call history for the addresses they are approaching, and other information while patrolling. The Fayetteville Police Department will use their funds to purchase in-car camera systems for their patrol vehicles. The technology improvements and services are expected to enhance operational capabilities, improve officer safety, and increase the overall effectiveness and efficiency of each agency.


Date Created: July 11, 2012