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Automatic License Plate Reader Software Program

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $16,078)

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 city of San Jacinto will use the JAG funds to purchase Automated License Plate Recognition System Server Software for the police department. This will help to decrease the work load of the overburdened court system as well as providing hard evidence to prosecutors to help substantiate court cases. The software will allow the police department to share investigative data with outside agencies and with contract cities within the sheriff's department. It will also assist the San Jacinto Police Department to maximize the use of officer time by reducing the time it typically takes to run a license plate number. The purchase of this equipment will thereby promote traffic safety, enhance court processing, and assist law enforcement officers to get back on patrol more quickly.


Date Created: August 18, 2009