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FY 2009 Congressionally Selected Awards / Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department / Advanced Surveillance and Protection (ASAP) Project

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $35,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), Temple Station, will use the grant to upgrade technology for the Advanced Surveillance and Protection (ASAP) Unit. Specifically, the sheriff's department will purchase a complete Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) System and additional supplies. This system will automatically notify deputies of wanted vehicles and will check tens of thousands of plates per shift, freeing up the deputy for other duties. This project will serve to expand the use of advanced technologies in the field, enhance criminal prosecution with video evidence, and provide real time intelligence to improve officer safety.


Date Created: August 27, 2009