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St. Louis County Police
7900 Forsyth - Saint Louis, MO 63105

Charlie A. Dooley
County Executive
Committed to Our Citizens
Through Neighborhood Policing
Colonel Jon M. Belmar
Chief of Police

May
04
2012

St. Louis County Police Eligible to Receive $90,837 In Grant Funding

Posted 1 years 348 days ago ago by News Editor

For Immediate Release

04-May-2012


The St. Louis County Police Department is eligible to receive $90,837 in grant funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. These funds will be used to purchase additional laptop computers for police cars which will allow officers to perform routine tasks in the field. Officers will be able to electronically receive calls for service/assignments, check for warrants on suspects, and use many of the applications developed to assist officers in doing their jobs.

Each laptop computer along with its associated equipment to mount it in the police car costs just over $4,500. This grant will allow the Department to purchase approximately twenty new laptops and some of the additional items required for each installation.

The JAG Program assists state, tribal, and local governments in preventing and controlling crime based on local needs and conditions. JAG blends other programs together to provide agencies with the flexibility to prioritize and place justice funds where they are needed. The Department has historically used these funds to help pay for laptops for police cars.

Citizens can comment on the use of the funding by calling (314) 615-5308 or by sending a letter to the St. Louis County Police Department's Planning and Analysis Unit, 7900 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 63105.




For additional information on any of these news releases, please contact the media relations staff:

Officer Brian Schellman
bschellman@stlouisco.com
615-4282
Sergeant Colby Dolly
cdolly@stlouisco.com
615-3928
Lieutenant John Blake
jblake@stlouisco.com
615-0184


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