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Oakley 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 Oakley Police Department
Location Oakley, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Vigilant Solutions

The Oakley Police Department operates automated license plate readers and accesses external ALPR data. The agency contracts with Vigilant Solutions.

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.

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)