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Advanced Criminal Detection Through Twenty-First Century Technology Initiative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $34,349)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, 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 Ypsilanti will use JAG funds to purchase mobile license plate readers, a surveillance media work station, and a cellar telephone forensic data capture and record system for the city police department. The license plate readers will be installed in patrol vehicles and will allow officers to recover more stolen vehicles and identify vehicles used in various crimes. The surveillance media work station will contain a wide variety of surveillance media systems and will produce photographs of perpetrators for Ypsilanti officers and officers in surrounding jurisdictions. The cellar telephone forensic data capture and record system will record incoming and outgoing calls with the ability to integrate external software into a mobile device. This advanced technology will provide police officers and detectives a unique look into criminal networking.


Date Created: August 12, 2010