Chatham Township Secures $69k Grant for Expansion of Automated License Plate Recognition System
Chatham Township, NJ - Chatham Township has been awarded a $69,194 grant to expand its Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology system, enhancing the township's ability to combat auto theft and related violent crimes.
The grant, awarded by the State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, will fund the expansion of the existing ALPR system to two additional intersections within the township: Shunpike Road at Lafayette Avenue and Southern Boulevard at River Road.
The ALPR system uses high-speed, automated camera networks to help law enforcement identify, locate, and recover stolen vehicles, disrupt auto theft networks, and apprehend individuals involved in vehicle theft and other violent crimes.
Following the installation of these new cameras and a fiber optic loop funded by a separate federal grant, Chatham Township will have real-time capabilities covering every significant intersection.
Mayor Ashley Felice expressed gratitude for the grant, saying, "The expansion of our ALPR system will not only help combat auto theft in Chatham Township but also reduce the violent crime it gives rise to."
Police Chief Tom Miller added that the grant would allow the department to "further strengthen our efforts in preventing and solving crimes, making Chatham Township an even safer place to live."
The grant will play a crucial role in helping law enforcement agencies across New Jersey combat auto theft and associated violent crime. Chatham Township remains committed to working with law enforcement partners to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.