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Fiscal Year 2008 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $12,206)

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 Palm Springs will utilize its Fiscal Year 2008 JAG award in the amount of $12,206 to equip a patrol vehicle with an automatic license plate recognition device. Automatic license plate recognition devices are four camera systems that are not only capable of alerting a passively patrolling police officer to wanted persons and vehicles, but can automatically capture 1,500 license plate images per minute, aiding in criminal intelligence and suspect identification, watch list development, terrorist interdiction, and pattern recognition.


Date Created: August 25, 2008