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Roadway Infrastructure Cameras Update and Citizens Volunteer (VIPS) Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2012, $18,334)

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 enhance law enforcement efforts through community policing and to increase the amount of evidence collection through technology. Funds will be used to purchase guns and uniforms to form a Volunteers In Policing Service program. The grantee will also purchase roadway cameras to enable users to view video evidence to aid officers when conducting investigations.

Date Created: July 31, 2012