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Cranston Police Department Marked Police Vehicle Communications Upgrade Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $25,292)

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 Cranston will use the JAG funds to purchase new mobile radios for the city's police department. The purchase of these radios will enhance officer safety by guaranteeing safe and effective communication between officers and dispatchers. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 24, 2014