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Lexington Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

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Agency Lexington Police Department
Location Lexington, KY
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Elsag

The Lexington Police Department has used automated license plate readers since at least 2007.

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.

An illustration of a police car with cameras aimed at another vehicle.