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Officer Safety and Accountability Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $18,654)

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 grant recipient will use the JAG award to address officer safety and accountability. Funds will be used to continue upgrades of their in-car camera system. The advanced technology of the digital systems allows for clearer video images, while also providing enhanced audio quality. Cameras will allow the video and audio taping of each officer's interaction with the public. This will allow for department-wide accountability and increase officer safety by capturing offender images or actions on camera.


Date Created: July 16, 2012