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Cleveland Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers

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Agency Cleveland Police Department
Location Cleveland, OH
Technology Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor Selex

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff operates a network of 80 automated license plate readers throughout Northeastern Ohio in partnership with 20 local law enforcement agencies, including the Cleveland Police Department.

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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.