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Law Enforcement Equipment and Improvement

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $66,525)

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 Greenville and Pitt County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them under the FY 212 JAG Program for equipment/technology for law enforcement. The Greenville Police Department will use their share of the funds to purchase Taser (on-officer point-of-view) video systems, which are recording devices worn by the officer that provides audio and video documentation of officer-citizen encounters; an infrared camera to upgrade existing Emergency Response Team equipment, which will be used to conduct surveillance; and a document scanner for the department's Records Section. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office will use their share of the funds to purchase communications equipment; video equipment for interview rooms; audio visual equipment for training purposes; security holsters; and outreach materials for community events. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 31, 2012