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License Plate Recognition System Project

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
St. John the Baptist
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2011, $14,780)

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 grantee will use the grant funds to purchase a license plate recognition system. The goals of the project are to assist the sheriff's office with the recovery of stolen vehicles and the identification of persons, vehicles, and patterns of individuals involved in trafficking illegal narcotics. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 28, 2011