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License Plate Recognition Camera Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Fort Bend
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $11,278)

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 Stafford will use the JAG funds to enhance their law enforcement efforts by purchasing one automatic license plate recognition camera system. The project goal is to provide officers with equipment that would allow them to scan and process a large amount of data passively in a more efficient manner than filtering through the information manually.


Date Created: September 13, 2009