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Mobile Forensic Extraction Device

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $22,297)

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 plans to allocate funds for a mobile forensic extraction device used to search for media evidence saved on, or deleted from cell phones, tablets, iPods, and other multi-media devices. The extraction device would allow for an in-house expert that could reduce the wait time of cell phone analysis with external labs from approximately 6 months or more to less than a week, depending on complexity, leading to expedited investigations and prosecution.


Date Created: August 21, 2016