They are called automated license plate (recognition) scanners (ALPR), and St. Louis makes ongoing use of them. According to police officials, they are useful tools in the fight against crime. According to others, however, they represent a blatant invasion of privacy and a matter of serious concern in the growing surveillance state. [Read more…]
Is the tide finally turning against the onslaught of government surveillance by license plate scanners? [Read more…]
This video does a nice job explaining how ALPR (Automated License Plate Reader) systems work, and how they can help law enforcement efforts. [Read more…]
The Columbia police department has been offered a couple of police car mounted license plate scanning systems, free of charge. As noted before, this scanner technology is on the verge of becoming widespread in Missouri law enforcement, in the search for stolen cars and driver’s who may have outstanding criminal warrants. [Read more…]
Another report adds details about the use of Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) scanning systems in Missouri.
The Columbia Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Department are employing aggressive new law enforcement technologies to locate and track suspected criminals or other scofflaws. [Read more…]