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Agency:    Department of Justice
Bureau:    Office of Justice Programs
Account:    State and local law enforcement assistance (15-0404)
Certifying Official:    Deputy Director, OBMS
Contact Information:    http://WWW.USDOJ.GOV   202-514-2007
To improve the functioning of the criminal justice system and enforce state and local laws - Newport, RI.

1 recipient will receive $197,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 121
Description: The City of Newport, Rhode Island is purchasing an improved wireless silent communication system for the Newport Police Department. The installation of a new system is improving communication between police field units and the dispatcher. It is improving law enforcement response time to incidents and accidents. It increased the availability of information to police officers for pro-active and reactive responses to pubic threats. The City of Newport is also implementing a city-wide video network for detecting public safety threats and protect the citizens of Newport City. A line item in the FY 2005 Congressional budget provides funding to the City of Newport for the Newport Emergency Telecommunications Project.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
City of Newport Rhode Island (126152631) $197 Locality
120 Broadway
Newport, RI
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $200,000 for the Newport, RI, Police Department law enforcement initiative;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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