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Mobile Remote Fingerprint ID System

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $21,435)

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 Pharr will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award to purchase a mobile remote fingerprint ID system. The goal is to provide police officers in the field the ability to verify a suspect's and/or victims' true identity instantly; thus increasing officer safety and effectiveness. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014