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Automatic License Plate Recognition System Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $19,212)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local governments, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and 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, including 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 and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The town of Jupiter will use the JAG funds to support the crime fighting efforts of the Jupiter Police Department. The Jupiter Police Department will obtain a license plate recognition system, which will enhance their ability to identify, target, and apprehend individuals or groups engaging in criminal conduct. This equipment will also assist in searching large public roadways or parking lots for stolen or wanted vehicles, which will assist local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies with their crime fighting initiatives.


Date Created: August 24, 2009