April 15, 2008
Contact: Lieutenant Greg Daly
Avon Police Dept.
Avon Accepting Public Comment on Justice Assistance Grant Application
Avon, CO—The Avon Police Department is eligible to apply for $14,444 of recovery money through the U.S. Department of Justice JAG grants. The Department is applying for an automated fingerprint live scan station (overall cost $14,269), which will allow the Department to immediately electronically submit finger prints to CBI and receive a response back within 10 minutes to an hour. The current system the Department uses, inked finger print cards, can take up to 6 weeks to get a response.
Additional benefits of automating the fingerprinting process include allowing the police to create a criminal history on municipal summons/arrests convictions, ability to identify offenders who are using false names or identification; immediate response on civilian prints for jobs such as a teacher or childcare attendant; and once the State of Colorado is linked in with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement database, it should allow criminal aliens to be quickly identified and immediately deported or arrested.
As part of the application process, the grant application must be made available for public review and comment for at least 30 days. The application is posted on Avon’s website at www.avonpolice.org. Any comments should be submitted to email@example.com.