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Teleserve Continuation Program

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $99,710)

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 Kansas City Police Department will use grant funds to continue paying employee salaries for its Teleserve Unit. The Teleserve Unit assists police officers of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department to facilitate calls for service from the community by acquiring necessary information for incidents, reporting, and investigation by way of telephone.


Date Created: August 1, 2013