Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $73,027)
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 Coeur d'Alene will use funds to enhance current technologies within the Coeur d'Alene Police Department. The City will upgrade in-car video systems in the patrol vehicles with integrated mobile data computers. The project is geared towards improving digital evidence, interoperability with data sharing, and officer and traffic safety. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office will use funds to install mobile data computers in vehicles to improve field tactics. NCA/NCF