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Paradise Valley Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

Vigilant brand automatic license plate reader affixed to a light pole
An example of a Vigilant Solutions fixed-license plate reader.
Credit: Mike Katz-Lacabe (CC BY)
Agency Paradise Valley Police Department
Location Paradise Valley, AZ
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Vigilant Solutions

The Paradise Valley Police Department has installed autoamted license plate readers at 11 locations. At least one of the cameras is disguised as a cactus.

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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.

Vigilant brand automatic license plate reader affixed to a light pole
An example of a Vigilant Solutions fixed-license plate reader.
Credit: Mike Katz-Lacabe (CC BY)