Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2018, $417,224)
The FY 2018 Technology Innovation for Public Safety (TIPS) Addressing Precipitous Increases in Crime is part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Suite of programs, which is focused on reducing violent crime. The TIPS Program is designed to enable strategic information sharing across crime-fighting agencies with identified partnerships to address specific local or regional crime problems. Often these efforts will require a multidisciplinary response involving law enforcement, analysts and/or investigators, information technology staff, public safety and/or first responders, adjudications and/or courts, corrections, human services organizations, and other stakeholders.
The City of Memphis will use the BJA funds to increase the License Plate Reader (LPR) technology by securing six mobile brief case LPR systems to investigate violent gang crimes in their jurisdiction. During investigations, officers will greatly benefit from LPR technology to quickly be able to both read and store license plates for their cases. CA/NCF