2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant

[Source: “2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant,” City of Iowa City, 21 June 2013]

The Iowa City Police Department, in partnership with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, is making application for the 2013 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Grant administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.

The Departments were notified that they are eligible for $26,624. It had been agreed that the Iowa City Police Department will take responsibility for application and management of this grant. In return, Iowa City will receive 52 percent of the funds ($13,844) and Johnson County will receive 48 percent ($12,780).

If the funding is approved, the Iowa City Police Department will purchase a livescan fingerprinting system to replace the rolled ink method they currently use. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office plans to purchase new AEDs and AED accessories to replace aging units they currently deploy.

In accordance with the Justice Assistance Grant application, the public is invited to make comment on the grant application and the intended expenditures of the funding if awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, either through the Iowa City Council, the Johnson County Board of Supervisors or the Iowa City Police Department. To comment, or for more information, contact Capt. Jim Steffen at 319-356-5440 or jim-steffen@iowa-city.org.

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