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Placer County Sheriff's Office: 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 Placer County Sheriff's Office
Location Tahoe City, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Vigilant Solutions

The Placer County Sheriff's Office accesses ALPR data. The agency contracts with Vigilant Solutions.

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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)