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South San Francisco Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

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Agency South San Francisco Police Department
Location South San Francisco, CA
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Neology/PIPS

The South San Francisco Police Department operates automated license plate readers and accesses external ALPR data. The agency contracts with Neology/PIPS.

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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.