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Eureka Police Department Evidence Collection Enhancement Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $14,369)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to purchase photographic and mobile data retrieval equipment. The project will enhance and improve the ability to photograph evidence in high-resolution, high quality format as well the ability to photograph evidence outside the lab. The goal is to enhance the Investigations Division, allowing it to obtain evidence from mobile data devises such as smartphones, GPS systems, MP3 players and data tablets.


Date Created: July 12, 2012