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Mobile Wireless Data Communications for Law Enforcement Officers For FY 2016-2017

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $37,762)

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).

Citrus County will use their 2016 JAG funds to make law enforcement functions more efficient and effective through the use of available wireless communication technology. Toward this end, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office plans to use allocated JAG funds to purchase wireless broadband access for eighty-seven Road Patrol Officers.


Date Created: September 6, 2016