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Livescan Fingerprint Technology Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $30,102)

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).

Plant City will use the JAG funds to procure two live-scan fingerprint systems that will enhance law enforcement capabilities and services within the community. Many local job applicants come to the Plant City Police Department (PCPD) to be fingerprinted for their pre-employment background checks. The first live-scan system purchased by PCPD will be utilized for this purpose. The second live-scan system will be utilized as a mobile child identification system. The child identification system will allow PCPD officers to be deployed to crime prevention events within the community for the purpose of providing parents with a comprehensive child identification card that will include their child's photograph, vital information, plus the child's ten fingerprints. This will provide for good community relationships and allow PCPD to focus on child safety issues.


Date Created: August 19, 2009