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Automated License Plate Recognition Equipment Project

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,599)

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 county of Washington will use its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,599 to purchase an Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system for the County Sheriff's Office. An ALPR system consists of cameras that are mounted on patrol vehicles that scan license plates, which are then compared to a variety of databases for law enforcement purposes. The ALP system will improve the Sheriff Office's ability to identify and recover stolen vehicles.


Date Created: August 21, 2008