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Video Policing Utilizing IP-based Video Surveillance

Award Information

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Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $185,000)

The Congressionally Recommended Awards Program, authorized by the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects recommended by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-117, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 2010 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY2010 Department of Justice Appropriations Act.

The North Brunswick Township Police Department will use their 2010 Congressionally Recommended award for their IP video surveillance program. IP video surveillance provides more intelligent data mining and information retrieval. The leap into completely IP-based technology is the best application for law enforcement and security agencies in the area of surveillance. Digital surveillance can be done over a WAN network, which is fundamental for remote monitoring of multiple locations and for remote recording of data onto back-up servers and hard disks for long-term storage. The video policing project entails setting up remote locations for IP video surveillance where the images and data received can be transmitted back to a monitoring center located in the police facility. Remote locations will be determined based on crime and level of use by the public. Using the latest technology in video facial recognition or crime indicators such as loitering, police staff will be alerted to turn their attention to that area to determine if it warrants police response.


Date Created: September 6, 2010