Agency Type: Police Department
Population Size, based on the most recent U.S. Census Bureau: 4,235
Agency Size: 17 total - 13 sworn; 4 non-sworn
Initiative Partnership(s): Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; 220th Judicial District Attorney; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Texas Department of Public Safety
Grant Focus Area(s): Forensics; Narcotics Trafficking; Sex Crimes; Human Trafficking; Crimes Against Children
The Comanche, Texas, Police Department (CPD) has a staff of 13 sworn officers, serving a population of over 4,000 individuals. Comanche’s community is greatly affected by the prevalence of narcotics trafficking, sex crimes, human trafficking, and crimes against children. The CPD plans to increase its investigative capabilities by using Rural Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (RVCRI) funding to purchase automated license plate readers (ALPRs) and a forensic laptop for digital forensic data extraction to address the prevalence of human and narcotics trafficking within the community.
ALPRs will be placed strategically throughout various high-violent-crime areas. Information received from the ALPRs is shared with CPD’s partner, the Texas Department of Public Safety. The ALPR program will allow the department to receive real-time alerts when the system identifies a license plate or vehicle matching specific physical characteristics.