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Law Enforcement Upgrades

Award Information

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Awardee County
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $40,336)

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 FY 2013 JAG funds will be used to continue the wireless mesh project for the City of Rock Springs public safety network, and to install security equipment (cameras and metal detectors) for the City of Green River's Police Facility which will have camera feeds to the Combined Communications Facility. The city of Rock Springs, Green River and the County of Sweetwater anticipate the continuing projects will improve communications and public safety operations for all of Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

Date Created: August 13, 2013