Police partnering more with license plate readers

Mobile camera systems fight vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars


By Trevor Hughes
USA Today

A growing number of police departments are turning to mobile camera systems to fight motor vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars.

The cameras read license plates of parked and moving cars -- hundreds per minute -- and check them against vehicle databases, said Lance Clem, a spokesman for the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, which purchased several systems for its police vehicles last fall.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy
  1. Tags
  2. Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol
  3. Communications
  4. Patrol Issues

Recommended Vehicle Incidents and Issues

Join the discussion