Police partnering more with license plate readers
Mobile camera systems fight vehicle theft and identify unregistered cars
By Trevor Hughes
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.