Decatur Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers
|Agency||Decatur Police Department|
|Technology||Automated License Plate Readers|
The Decatur Police Department first received automated license plate readers in 2009 through a federal grant. The city's 2020-2021 budget includes further funding for the program.
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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.