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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $14,291)

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 township of Stroud will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system to outfit one patrol vehicle that will be active on the streets throughout a 24-hour period. The APLR system includes three cameras, a computer processor, software, mounting hardware, cables, and connectors. As the patrol car moves through an area, the three cameras take digital photos of all vehicle license plates within range. The license plates numbers are then automatically run through software that includes national, state, and local crime databases. The township's goals are to increase the capacity of their officers to identify criminal activity, pursue and apprehend criminal offenders, and proceed in the prosecution of known offenders.


Date Created: September 13, 2009