Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
October 20, 2009 For Immediate Release
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT GETS LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION CAMERA
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors approved a $335,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase an Automated License Plate Recognition camera system for the Sheriff Department’s Advanced Surveillance and Protection (ASAP) project, announced Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.
At a cost of $35,000, the camera system will be installed in a specialized patrol vehicle in the Temple Sheriff’s Station’s jurisdiction and its five contract cities.
Additionally, $300,000 of the grant will be utilized for the Department’s Gang CopLink project to upgrade its gang database to allow for greater information sharing among 46 law enforcement agencies.