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Law Enforcement Technology Improvements

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $64,811)

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 Greenville and Pitt County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the FY 2013 JAG Program for technological equipment to enhance crime suppression. The city of Greenville will use their share of the funds to: purchase UFED Touch Ultimate Software, which is software that allows the Investigations Division to retrieve and analyze data from cell phones and GPS units; purchase taser cameras, which are intended to be individual recording devices that will provide audio and video recordings; and to purchase upload stations which will allow the transfer of the videos to a server for viewing purposes. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office will use funds to purchase license plate readers and pole/surveillance cameras. The mobile plate readers are for use in high crime areas to provide immediate information of vehicles in the area that are wanted for various law enforcement purposes. The pole/surveillance cameras will be used in covert investigations and can be accessed through a secured internet address from anyplace. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 2, 2013