Grant: $154,580 - Department of Justice - May. 29, 2009
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Award Description: The City of LaGrange, Georiga submitted a joint grant application along with Troup County Government and the cities of Hogansville and West Point as part of the FY 2009 Recovery Act Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program - Local Solicitation for which a total of $1454,580.00 was awarded. These funds were divided as follows; City of LaGrange ($90,840.00), Troup County Government ($24,809.00), City of Hogansville ($16,412.00), and the City of West Point ($22,519.00). These funds will and have been expended by these entities while purchasing software and equipment to be used by law enforcement agencies representing each of these groups. Project Goals are as Follows: 1) Troup County: To address radio communication challenges by upgrading to an 800 MHz system. 2) City of LaGrange: To expand their current electronic field reporting process in order to manage time and resources more effectively. 3) City of Hogansville: To incorporate a Live Scan Fingerprint System into their current booking process which will require significantly less manpower to operate thus creating more time for proactive police work to be conducted. 4) City of West Point: To upgrade their currently patrol vehicle video camera systems that have become dated and unserviceable.
Project Description: The City of LaGrange Police Department’s computerized reporting processes and capabilities have continued to evolve, with the most recent inclusion and use of E-Forms software, the acquisition of the proposed Mobile Data System (MDS) interface software as provided by USA Software Inc. will greatly increase the amount of information our officers will have access to in the field. While this software will continue to allow our officers the ability to generate initial reports in the field it will also enable officers to query our various internal databases directly from their respective patrol vehicles. This upgrade will also allow for the continued submission of preliminary and follow-up investigative reports directly from patrol vehicles into the department’s records management system. This streamlined process greatly reduces the need for officers to physically report to the department which in essence creates more time for proactively focusing on problem solving initiatives, crime suppression, and community collaboration in order to address quality of life concerns. Yet another advantage of incorporating this software package into our current processes is its ability to allow wireless access to State Crime Information Center information for vehicle registration queries and wanted person checks which officers will be able to independently do while performing an array of other tasks in the field. Many of these technology advances will be seen with the City of West Point Police Department baed on the purchase of a new server and new patrol vehicle video camera systems.
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Project Status: More than 50% Completed
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