On April 24th, the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, released the approved funding allocations for the annual formula based Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for the FY2014 Local Solicitation. The Dover Police Department was listed as a disparate entity along with Kent County, Delaware. The total amount awarded this year is $51,549.00
As a result, the Dover Police Department will submit a joint application for the funds with Kent County. However, because the Kent County structure does not contain a law enforcement agency, the whole amount will be available for use by the Dover Police Department. The department plans to use the funds for technology upgrades which will include upgrading and replacing vehicle computer and video systems. Many of the department’s vehicles were adversely affected by the recent termination of support of computers operating on Windows XP on April 8, 2014 since the older model computers were not compatible with the new Windows 7 operating system, so the funds will be used to retrofit some of the older vehicle systems and also equip the new vehicles scheduled for purchase during the next fiscal year (FY15) that starts on July 1st.
The deadline for the joint application is June 10th and will be submitted through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Program’s Grants Management System electronically on-line.
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