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Posted on: September 12, 2012

[ARCHIVED] KPD Receives 2012 Criminal Justice Grant

Sept 10) On September 5, 2012, the Kerrville Police Department was notified by the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office, that the Police Department’s 2012 Grant is approved for funding.

In March 2012, the Police Department presented an application to the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG). The Police Department submitted a 2012 application for $49,160, to purchase an Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) and updated communications equipment.

The Police Department will purchase the ALPR which provides an important tool in identifying wanted vehicles and persons. The ALPR accesses the Texas Department of Public Safety stolen vehicle data base which is updated daily. Additionally the ALPR is populated with identifying information to locate wanted fugitives. This new technological tool will enhance the efficiency of the department and significantly benefit the community. The remaining funding will be used to continue upgrading the Police Department’s communications capability.

Since 2006 the Police Department has applied for and been successful in obtaining approximately $1.25 million in grant funding. These funds have been used to purchase:

1. New software in support of the Reports Management System, Computer Aided Dispatch,
2. Nineteen (19) Mobile Data Computers for marked Police Vehicles, Traffic Units, and Community Services SUV
3. Two (2) Mobile Data Computers for use by Criminal Investigations
4. Conductivity Software to support mobile computers
5. One Hundred-five (105) Mobile and Portable radios, Six (6) new communications repeater stations, and the upgrade of Police Communications Center
6. Purchase of four (4)Traffic Unit vehicles and, one (1) Police SUV for the Community Services Program
7. Ten (10) AED’s (Automated External Defibrillator)
8. Automatic License Plate Reader
9. Nineteen (19) Audio Video systems for Police Vehicles
10. Two (2) Computers Servers and data storage systems to support the Audio Video systems, plus three downloading “hotspots” to also support the system.

The grant funding has allowed the Department to keep pace with technology and enhance the quality of service delivered to the community.

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