License plate reader

Glen Cove Police monitoring video surveillance cameras. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Glen Cove Installing Additional License Plate Readers

The technology is used to look for stolen vehicles, for Amber Alerts, for criminal suspects and even for those who are driving without insurance.


Nassau County Police Department composite sketch in Bellmore child lurings (via Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Police Step Up Patrols In Merrick, Bellmore After Reports Of Attempted Child Lurings

There have been at least four incidents in which middle school students were followed or approached by strangers in Merrick and Bellmore, officials said.


Since starting to use the LPR, the number of plates scanned and arrests made by the Suffern Police Department have gone up exponentially.  (credit: CBS)

License Plate Readers Popping Up In NYC Suburbs

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (CBS) ― Drive around New York City or the suburbs and there’s a good chance your car will be captured on a “not-so-candid” camera. A growing number of police departments are using high-tech […]

CBS 2–07/20/2010