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Law Enforcement Equipment and Efficiency

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $60,603)

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 Greensville and Pitt County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to equally split the aggregate of funds allocated to them through the Fiscal Year 2014 JAG Program to purchase technological equipment to enhance crime suppression, safety and efficiency. The Greenville Police Department will use funds to purchase body cameras for police officers, GPS Trackers to be used for tracking suspects during investigations of controlled substance cases and other major crimes, 35mm cameras to be used during covert surveillance operations, Toughbook Laptops for law enforcement, and rifle sights. The Pitt County Sheriff's Department will use their share of the funds to purchase and install surveillance cameras for the district courthouse, mobile printers for deputy patrol vehicles, crime prevention materials to be distributed during community events, K-9 tracking software, a license to view security camera feed for the court house. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 26, 2014