Grant: $275,631 - Department of Justice - Jun. 22, 2009
100% voted satisfied - 0% voted not satisfied - 2 vote(s) cast
Award Description: The Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners (CCBCC) grant proposal is designed to significantly enhance the effectiveness of our Criminal Justice System as well as to preserve jobs. This will be accomplished through the purpose areas of planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs as well as prevention and education programs. Technology improvements include 1) an AFIX Tracker/Motorola Live-Scan Interface Software and Equipment which works with a regional fingerprint/palmprint database. The system is used by other law enforcement in our region with good results. The quality of prints are much better, query results can be received much faster and there is a higher probability of finding a match; 2) Veriplate License Plate Recognition Equipment and Software which creates intelligence on vehicles in targeted areas; and 3) Digital Audio/Video Recording Systems for Marked Police Patrol Units which creates better quality recordings that are more manageable to store and retrieve. Prevention and Education Programs includes 1) a full-time Neighborhood Accountability Board Coordinator position which is retained (the grant funding this position will not be renewed) and 2) a full-time Court Coordinator position for the drug and mental health courts which is retained (the grant funding this position will not be renewed). The grant also includes about 0.56% of the total award amount for administrative expenses.
Project Description: The purpose of this grant is to increase the quality and effectiveness of law enforcement in Charlotte County. The AFIX equipment will produce better quality finger and palm prints faster. This regional database is also expected to have significantly more positive hits than the State database that is presently being used. The Veriplate License Plate Recognition System is expected to greatly increase our effectiveness in finding stolen vehicles and persons with warrants. The digital in-car-video system will produce higher quality video, save money, and create longer lasting, easier to manage data. The Neighborhood Accountability Board Coordinator will manage this program which provides an alternative to incarceration for approximately 10% of juvenile cases in the County. This also retains a job that would have lost without these grant funds. The Specialty Court Coordinator will help reduce the number of days between arrest and admission to Drug Court, Mental Health Court and the Neighborhood Accountability Board. Also this job will be retained since the grant funding this position will expire and not be renewed.
Jobs Summary: No jobs have been created since the project has not yet been started (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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