License Plate Readers Policy Available Now

February 9, 2017

Automatic license plate readers (ALPRs)—also known as license plate readers (LPRs)—use image-processing technology to identify vehicles by their license plates. LPRs automate a process that, in the past, was conducted manually by officers, license plate by license plate, with much officer discretion. Using a special form of optical character recognition (OCR), the LPR’s algorithms transform pixels of a digital image into the text of a license plate. Since entering the market, LPRs have been employed in many applications, but one of the fastest-growing uses is by justice entities who use LPR technology as an investigative tool... click here to read the full article and to access the policy.

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