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City of Miami JAG Project

Award Information

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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $367,931)

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 city of Miami, through the Miami Police Department (MPD), will use this Fiscal Year 2016 JAG award to support law enforcement initiatives. Specifically, funds will be used to purchase 63 desktop computers, 60 dispatch workstations, and 1 Video Wall, Conferencing Solution, Microphone, Power Conference Room. The projects will expand and improve the operations of MPD; enabling the Department to provide better services to the City of Miami. Resources such as a modernized 911 Communications Center utilizing cutting edge technology and a proper performance management/analysis system are critical to MPD’s success to fight crime and increase public safety. JAG funds will support MPD’s mission to provide and environment where Miami residents, visitors and businesses feel safe to work, live and play.


Date Created: August 26, 2016