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Technology upgrades and specialized equipment purchases to support patrol operations, community policing and officer safety

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $51,499)

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 Lewiston Police Department will utilize the FY 2012 JAG funds to support its community resource officers via training and supplies; procure in-car cameras; and fund computer upgrades. The Auburn Police Department plans to purchase traffic enforcement equipment, as well as complete some software and computer upgrades. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2012