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FY 13 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $28,877)

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 program 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 Tulare will use the FY 2013 JAG award to upgrade its dispatch system to include the Silent Dispatch Module. With the reduction in radio transmissions for non-emergency traffic, airways (channels) will be unencumbered for emergency radio traffic from officers in the field. Also, with this new feature, officers will be able to receive and clear calls for service via their mobile devices. Restricted or tactical information regarding locations and subjects can be placed in the call without the general public or suspects having access to the details, thus providing for officer safety. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 28, 2013