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Palm Beach Gardens Automated License Plate Reader Project

Award Information

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

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $12,105)

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 Palm Beach Gardens will use the JAG award to purchase an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) for the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. The ALPR will allow a single officer, while performing routine patrol and other activities, to scan hundreds or thousands of license plates over the course of a shift. This scanning requires no additional effort on the part of the officer, allowing him/her to continue with regular duties including preventative patrol.


Date Created: August 17, 2010