Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2014, $53,401)
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).
Robeson County will use this Fiscal Year 2014 JAG award for their law enforcement technology project. The Sheriff's Office will equip patrol vehicles with software to integrate with CAD and GPS trackers, which will track police vehicles to accommodate the employees of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. The Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) software for the mobile computer allows the user to have a "moving map display" in the vehicle and transmit their location back to CAD. Communication users are able to display and track vehicles equipped with AVL for the employees of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office. NCA/NCF