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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 2011, $17,727)

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 funding to purchase a fixed License Plate Recognition (LPR) system for the police department. A fixed LPR system will enable operators to check several hundred vehicles a day travelling in and out of an affected location, leading to the prevention of crime, an increase in the number of stolen vehicles recovered and the potential arrest of offenders.


Date Created: August 11, 2011