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2015 City of Bradenton Justice Assistance Grant-Local

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $27,484)

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 grantee will use the JAG award to support technology upgrades. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase a FALCON Rapid ID System with infrastructure hardware, which uses advanced fingerprint matching techniques to provide positive identification of an individual(s) while in the field. The purchase of this equipment will enhance the Bradenton Police Department's ability to efficiently obtain quality fingerprints in the field and then translate those fingerprints into data for later identification. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 23, 2014