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Buena Park Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

Flock brand automated license plate reader affixed to a light pole.
An example of a Flock Safety automated license plate reader.
Credit: Redlands Police Department
Agency Buena Park Police Department
Location Buena Park, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Flock Safety

As of April 2024, the Buena Park Police Department operates eight Flock Safety automated license plate readers. The agency stores ALPR data for 30 days.

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Automated license plate readers are cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that capture every license plate that passes. The data is uploaded to searchable databases with the time, date, and GPS coordinates.

Flock brand automated license plate reader affixed to a light pole.
An example of a Flock Safety automated license plate reader.
Credit: Redlands Police Department