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FY 2009 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $22,166)

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 Everett, through the Everett Police Department, will use its Fiscal Year 2009 JAG award to purchase and install a mobile Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) device to recover stolen vehicles, unregistered/uninsured vehicles, vehicles wanted in connection with serious crimes and to recover lost fines from local parking violations. Use of this device will be directed to areas that have higher rates of recovered stolen vehicles. The ALPR will be installed on a marked police unit within the Traffic Division. The device will allow the city of Everett to enhance the technology available for their law enforcement officers and will make better use of their time.


Date Created: September 20, 2009