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Local JAG

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $29,699)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states, tribes, and local governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The City of Moreno Valley will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG funds to support the Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system which was started in December of 2007. The system known as ALPR is an application of technology, developed in Europe to help prevent acts of terrorism and other criminal activity, which has demonstrated effectiveness in the area of stolen vehicle recovery. In order to improve the accuracy of the databases used by the ALPR system, the Moreno Valley Police Department (MVPD) will purchase equipment and services necessary to support a Secure Cellular Data Transfer Process. JAG funds will cover the costs of a cellular system for each ALPR equipped vehicle. The balance of the funds will be used to purchase 93 2GB flash drives for issue to law enforcement staff to help them organize reports or other related electronic documents, and make data more readily available.


Date Created: August 20, 2008