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

The Hollywood Police Department shared data collected using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers with 109 other law enforcement agencies, according to documents produced in 2019.

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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)