FWPD to Equip Cars with License Plate Readers

By Rachel Martin

February 17, 2013 Updated Feb 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – Fort Wayne Police have found a better way to keep track of you on the road—with an automatic license plate reader.

Our partner in news, The Journal Gazette, reports the system is able to read thousands of plates a day, whether the vehicles are parked or moving.

Each Fort Wayne police car will be equipped with four cameras, which will allow license plates to be read from all sides of the vehicle.

Police Chief Rusty York says the system will allow officers to easily run a license plate without having to type it into a computer or call it into dispatch while driving.

For now, only two cars will carry the system. Chief York says he hopes to equip more cars in the future.

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