Our Fort Lauderdale Criminal Lawyers recently read an article about how police in Fort Lauderdale will begin using license plate readers to scan cars. Rather than typing in a suspicious car’s license plate number into a computer, the software would conduct searches automatically, looking for stolen vehicles, and suspects on terrorist watch lists, among other things.
Several other communities in South Florida are already using similar technology. The Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, and police departments in West Palm Beach and North Miami Beach reportedly already have tag readers.
A police spokesperson would not divulge how many patrols will get tag readers, but he said it could be a small number to start. The technology will be paid for with grant funds.
Source: Lauderdale police move toward car-tag scanners, South Florida Sun Sentinel, February 1, 2010
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