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Carrollton Crime Detection and Criminal Identification Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $335,381)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

The City of Carrollton (a suburb of Dallas) will utilize technology to enhance its police department's ability to reduce crime by detecting criminal activity, identifying, and locating criminal offenders; identifying and collecting evidence; and gathering, analyzing, and sharing criminal intelligence. Specifically, the Carrollton Police Department will procure License Plate Reading (LPR) technology and digital surveillance camera systems. These will be used during the development, construction, and implementation of the transit rail line, transit stations, parking, businesses, and other areas associated with the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) corridor. As the city moves forward with the TOD, older areas of the city will be revitalized with new transit centers, multi-story businesses, and retail and residential buildings. This revitalization will increase the base population and working/commuter population. With this new opportunity for community development, will also come more opportunities for criminals to act.


Date Created: August 12, 2008