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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 - Western Kentucky University.

1 recipient will receive $395,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 218
Description: Western Kentucky University will experience a marked growth in the next five years in both personnel and facilities. Elements of risk will change with the expansion of parking, and its relocation to the outer 1 of 23 perimeter of the campus. While the need for additional police and/or security patrol units is clear, such personnel cannot be accommodated under the present operational budget. The installation of closed circuit security surveillance is seen as a reasonable strategy to provide a long term cost effective force multiplier to deal with these new risks without the addition of personnel. The 2005 Congressional Earmark funds will assist with the deployment of a campus-wide security CCTV system which will ultimately enhance security on the campus. In addition, the system will directly support patrol and emergency response by enabling remote views of incidents from the safety of the communications center. Specific objectives to be accomplished include: Evaluating the campus for efficient placement of cameras and to set priorities based on following evaluation factors including: Location of the space to be surveilled relative to the activities; Times of use; Who makes use of the space; Number of security or criminal incidents occurring in and around the space; Lighting, fencing and other features of the space that contribute to the general 2 of 23 security; Cost to provide the surveillance; and, Location of emergency call boxes and ability to view upon activation. Designing and making operational a cost effective closed circuit video system to include cameras, video transmission system, mass storage solution and ergonomic operator's console operation. Ensuring that both the indigenous campus community and those who visit the campus are aware of the presence of the cameras. Forming the basic standard to ensure seamless expansion of the system in the future to other exterior areas of the campus. At the conclusion of the program's 18-month period, the program will be assessed to determine if the system has been installed correctly and does the system generally comply with the intent of the design? This measure will be based upon a direct comparison of the installed system with the design program as verified by the consultants and the University.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Western Kentucky University Research Foundation (29980583) $395 Public Educational Institution
1 Big Red Way
Bowling Green, KY
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $400,000 for the Western Kentucky University Public Safety program;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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