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Fixed License Plate Recognition System

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Palm Beach
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $21,962)

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 Boca Raton will use the JAG funds to purchase law enforcement equipment for the Boca Raton Police Services Department. Specific purchases will include a fixed License Plate Recognition (LPR) system, a camera termination box and a compact flash card. The main function of the LPR system will be to identify the status of vehicles parked or traveling on roadways through license plate images captured on video. The goal of this is to enhance public safety throughout the city.


Date Created: August 3, 2010