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Development of Video Standards

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $384,213)

This award will provide funding to the International Association of Chiefs of Police to develop and publish a standard for license plate reader systems, as well as a selection and application guide.


This project will continue development of standards for video systems begun under award 2009-IJ-CX-K009. Development of standards for video systems will assist local government and law enforcement agencies to select and purchase these technologies.

This award continues funding for 2009-IJ-CX-K009. This cooperative agreement was competitively awarded in 2009 under the Advancing Criminal Justice Policy, Practice and Technology Solicitation to develop equipment performance standards for multi-media video equipment used by criminal justice agencies. This project was only partially funded with the initial award. The purpose of this supplemental funding is to enable the IACP to continue development of multi-media video equipment performance standards. The IACP is developing three standards: one for in-car video systems, one for interview room video systems, and one for license plate recognition systems. Development of all standards is in progress. Once available, the standards will inform equipment development and manufacturing decisions by vendors and compliance testing will inform purchasing decisions by criminal justice agencies.


Date Created: September 22, 2009