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Kansas City, Kansas Police Department TIPS Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2017, $499,402)

The FY 2017 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies and with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. This program is funded under the "reserved funds" section (42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1)) of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program. The "reserved funds" section provides that up to 5 percent of the funds available to carry out the JAG Program may be granted for one or more of the purposes specified at 42 U.S.C. section 3751 upon a determination that such a grant is necessary ‘to combat, address, or otherwise respond to precipitous or extraordinary increases in crime, or in a type or types of crime. 42 U.S.C. section 3756(b)(1).

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas plans three integrated technology projects: 1) Add traffic video cameras and the ability to record traffic video; 2) Implement software that allows for the ingest and visualization of data from multiple,independent sources; and 3) Stand-up a Community Connection program that will allow video from private entities (businesses) to be connected to the KCKPD, dramatically expanding the scope and reach of video capabilities for the KCKPD.

Date Created: September 26, 2017