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Napa Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

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Agency Napa Police Department
Location Napa, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor

The Beverly Hills Police Department accesses ALPR data.

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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.