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Yuma County Licensing Plate Reader Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $200,000)

The BJA Southwest Border Rural Law Enforcement Information Sharing and Interdiction Assistance Grants are an innovative new program designed to provide resources and assistance to fund rural law enforcement agencies along or near the southwest border of the United States to support their efforts to reduce violent crime, including drug-related crime and human trafficking. These grants are designed to enhance information sharing (including investigatory and intelligence data) and dedicated messaging capability among federal, state, local, and tribal agencies working along or near the southwest border, and to provide previously identified specialized equipment to address crime issues that may be unique to the designated area.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is requesting funds to enhance and expand the current License Plate Reader (LPR) Program by purchasing and installing equipment to two (2) additional intersections that have been identified as major arterials for trafficking of narcotics and human smuggling. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency for the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force (YCNTF) formed in 1987. The task force is multi-agency consisting of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies working together to combat criminal activities and share information. They are committed to the LPR Program that is aimed to reduce violent crimes, drug trafficking, and human trafficking. CA/CF

Date Created: September 30, 2019