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2013 Law Enforcement Connections Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $70,497)

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 Coeur d'Alene Police Department will use their funds to purchase gateway cellular modems for first responder vehicles including School Resource Officers. They will purchase the needed hardware to have CJIS compliant computers accessible in the schools for School Resource Officer use, and to purchase a web-based online reporting system for the citizens of Coeur d'Alene to report low/cold type criminal activity in a modernized way, while freeing up first responders for more urgent calls for service. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office will use their funds to work in conjunction with Coeur d'Alene Police Department in purchasing the same web-based online reporting system for the citizens of Kootenai County. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 27, 2013