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Improving Efficiencies for Law Enforcement in Canyon County (ID)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $79,244)

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 Caldwell Police Department (CPD), serving a population of 49,597, will increase efficiencies for collecting audio and video evidence by purchase of 30 body worn cameras to be worn by patrol officers, thus strengthening accountability and transparency in police-public contact, and increasing the accuracy of information gathered for criminal prosecution. The Nampa Police Department(NPD)proposes to use Byrne JAG funds to purchase 35 body-worn cameras and related software in order to more efficiently serve the people of the City of Nampa(ID), a community of 89,210 people and the second largest city in Idaho. The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will improve officer safety and increase the accuracy of information gathered for criminal prosecution through purchase of body worn cameras.


Date Created: September 13, 2015