Plate numbers are sent to a database in the police car trunk
By Michael Frazier
LONG BEACH, N.Y. — A symphony of bleeps inside the police cruiser drowned out nearby traffic on a recent morning as Sgt. Bill Dodge pulled into a public parking lot. The pace of the bleeps quickened when he passed the first row of cars.
"There's nothing in here," Dodge said. "Let's head out into the street."