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Date last updated: Wednesday, June 13, 13:28 PST
Texas police seek grants for high-tech equipment
Longview News Journal
The license plate reader system is cutting-edge law enforcement technology funded from the Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Formula Grant Program. Cost of the license plate reader program is $40,114. The technology allows cameras — which would be mounted on patrol cars — the ability to read the license plate of any passing vehicle.
The Texas Crime Information Center’s database can quickly match a license plate with a stolen vehicle, a missing person, etc. Another database allows police officers to identify persons wanted on warrants from municipal court. When there is a match, the officer is notified.
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