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Allentown 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 Allentown Police Department
Location Allentown, PA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Flock Safety

The Allentown Police Department uses Flock Safety automated license plate readers

More about this technology

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