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Sheriff’s Office - Investigative & Forensic Services Investigations – Property/Evidence Room Security Enhancements

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $80,862)

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).

Oakland County, through the Sheriff’s Office, will use 2016 JAG funding to purchase security cameras, recording devices, alarms and key card access to secure a building on the Oakland County campus where the Sheriff’s Office property room will be relocated. A funding source for the security enhancements must be identified before the relocation of the property room can occur. The items secured in the property room are from law enforcement situations and must be stored in a secure environment to maintain a chain of evidence (custody). The Sheriff’s Office must ensure the security and integrity of the building to provide the required standards for storing evidence. The purchase of these security enhancements will meet unfunded needs.


Date Created: September 1, 2016