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Reducing Violent Crime by Deploying License Plate Reader Cameras in High Crime Areas of Lincoln County, Missouri

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $20,752)

The proposed project aims to bolster community safety by strategically implementing License Plate Reader (LPR) camera systems in identified high crime areas. With the overarching goal of preventing crime, the initiative centers on the adoption of advanced technology to augment law enforcement's capacity in identifying, monitoring, and responding to vehicles linked with criminal activities. The primary activities within the scope of the project involve the procurement and installation of ten LPR cameras. The data will be used to enhance investigative procedures by locating suspect vehicles. Anticipated outcomes of the project encompass measurable reductions in crime incidences within the specified target areas. By virtue of their visible presence, the LPR cameras are anticipated to discourage potential offenders, expedite the identification of suspect vehicles, and expedite response times, thereby cultivating a more secure environment for both community residents and law enforcement personnel. The project service domain encompasses neighborhood within Lincoln County that have experienced a rise in crime over the past three years. The primary beneficiaries encompass local residents, who stand to gain from heightened feeling of security and a reduced likelihood of crime. Additionally, law enforcement personnel are poised to benefit from the enhanced crime prevention and investigation tools, increasing their operational proficiency. In summary, the project represents a comprehensive approach to addressing the prevailing challenges of crime in Lincoln County. By harnessing the capabilities of LPR cameras coupled with innovative software solutions, in project aspires to give rise to a safer community atmosphere, and furnish law enforcement with the resources to effectively combat crime.

Date Created: September 25, 2023