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Berkeley Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

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Agency Berkeley Police Department
Location Berkeley, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Genetec AutoVu

The Berkeley Police Department operates automated license plate readers and accesses external ALPR data. The agency contracts with Genetec AutoVu.

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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.

An illustration of a police car with cameras aimed at another vehicle.