Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Police Department Receives $25,000 Grant
STONEHAM — Police Chief James McIntyre is pleased to report that the Stoneham Police Department was recently awarded funding through the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in the amount of $24,744
A total of $1 million was available to municipal law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth, to address law enforcement equipment and technology needs. The Stoneham Police Department will be using the grant funding to replace the aging Mobile Data Terminals in each of its police cruisers.
The grant is very timely. The computers were past the end of their expected lifespan, and the department was actively looking to replace them due to their age and issues with reliability.
“We always try to keep the Department at the forefront of technology, and this generous grant will go far in ensuring that our police cruisers are outfitted with modern data terminals,” Chief McIntyre said. “We are very thankful to be chosen for this award.”
About the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program:
The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants & Research (OGR) is responsible for administering the Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, a grant program originating from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The JAG Program is authorized by the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as amended, and is designed to provide funding to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions.
The JAG Program provides critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement; prosecution and court programs; prevention and education programs; corrections and community corrections; drug treatment and enforcement; crime victim and witness initiatives; and planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.