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Coeur d' Alene Tribe Law Enforcement Enhancements

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $16,420)

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 Coeur D' Alene Tribe will use funds to upgrade the vehicle communications systems (radios), so that communication signals can be sent, relayed and received. They also will improve their interoperable communications system between the tribe and other agencies by upgrading their gateway, (repeater) system at Plummer Butte. The Tribe will also purchase body cameras for officers to use during duty that record activity for testimony and trial. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 10, 2014