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Yuma Regional Information Sharing Project

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $46,098)

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 Yuma and County of Yuma plan to utilize the FY 2013 Local JAG award to purchase law enforcement equipment. Specifically, each jurisdiction plans to purchase mobile data computers and accompanying software. The goal is to outfit all police cars and sheriff's office vehicles with the same computers so that officers from both law enforcement agencies can communicate more efficiently.


Date Created: August 27, 2013