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Police Technology Project(s) & Harrisburg Victim Advocate

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Awardee County
Dauphin County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $84,164)

The Dauphin County 2023 JAG Grant allocation will be spent to ensure crime victim advocates are placed in the Harrisburg City (HPD) Police Department. Victim advocates will reach out to crime victims and assist throughout the victim’s time in the criminal justice system. HPD will also pay for a Crimewatch website fee for service to enhance technology available for officers as they engage in Community Policing. Funds will again be requested to support Crimewatch for the city, a software that ensures the community has access to reported crimes that have occurred in their area and a platform to contact police, among other software initiatives, including NIBRS maintenance and CODY COBRA.

    Lower Paxton Township and Swatara Township Police Departments will use their funding for similar technology related initiatives, such as items related to the upkeep of data systems that ensure feedback provided to newly training officers is managed, as well as license plate readers as part of a countywide initiative.

Date Created: September 25, 2023