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Technology Improvement

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $22,153)

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).

Harnett County will use this 2015 JAG award to purchase laptops and software for law enforcement purposes. The Sheriff’s Office will purchase and install mobile CAD software, which will allow information sharing between the Dispatch Center and deputies. Additionally, the software will provide a link to the North Carolina DCI (Division of Criminal Information) which allows queries for driver’s license records, vehicle registration, and NCIC wanted person and stolen property queries.


Date Created: September 2, 2015