JONESBORO — Clayton County police will spend $85,000 in grant funds to buy a several pieces of computer equipment and a vehicle to improve security in the county.
The county commission unanimously approved accepting the grant funds from the Metro Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative, which includes Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. Each department is receiving grant money to buy kits that are intended to be used by teams which will access security threats.
“Each member of UASI ... will establish a cross-agency Homeland Security Assessment Team [with] member agencies [to] include police, fire and EMA,” a memorandum of understanding between Clayton County and Metro Atlanta UASI, Inc., states. “Each team will have an identified team lead responsible for the assigned team vehicle.
“Each jurisdiction will be awards one vehicle for team transport and five assessment kits.”
The items in each kit will include:
• A portable tablet with wireless Internet capabilities.
• A wireless air card.
• A GPS device.
• A laser range finder.
• A camera/binoculars.
• An external hard drive.
• A digital camera with video capabilities.
• A desktop scanner.
• A desktop printer.
• A pelican case in which to carry equipment.
• A hard hat.
• Safety glasses.
• A safety vest.