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Burlington Police Department Investigative Tools and Transparency Initiative and Alamance County Sheriff's Department Mobile Forensic Initiative

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $47,043)

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 Burlington and Alamance County have been identified as disparate and have agreed to share the aggregate of funds allocated under the 2016 JAG award to enhance and promote officer safety through the purchase of law enforcement equipment. The Burlington Police Department will use funds to purchase a mobile license plates reader, body-worn cameras, a speed recording sign, GPS trackers and camera hides for pole and drop cameras. The Alamance County Sheriff’s Department will use the JAG funds to purchase a Cellebrite UFED touch.


Date Created: September 7, 2016