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Reducing Violent Crime in Los Angeles with Advanced Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2016, $395,717)

The Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Program is funded under the statutory set aside for precipitous increase in crime (42 U.S.C. § 3756(b)(1)) to assist state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in enhancing their information-sharing capacity through the use of innovative technological solutions to effectively address disproportionate and precipitous increases in crime. Funding for this program is available under two categories. Category 1 - Innovative Technology Implementation to Address Precipitous Increases in Crime will enhance strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies to address specific local or regional crime problems.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will utilize TIPS 2016 funds to augment its Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by using advanced algorithms to identify other characteristics of vehicles. The program will work towards the following goals and objectives: Goal 1. Promote information sharing and collaboration within the Los Angeles Police Department and neighboring agencies that have a role in preventing and investigating crime. Goal 2. Develop and enhance policies and practices that leverage technology to promote improved investigations and decision making which results in crime reduction. Goal 3. Conduct ongoing research and evaluation to improve the systems, policies, and practices of ALPR.


Date Created: September 25, 2016