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Avondale Estates Buys Automatic License Plate Reader

The device cost $19,560 and will be mounted on a city police car.

Avondale Estates has spent $19,560 on an automatic license plate reader, a device that digitally reads and transcribes license plates for the city police department.

Police on patrol routinely check license plates to see if a vehicle is stolen or if authorities are lookng for the vehicle in connection with a crime.

The license plate reader will be mounted on a patrol car and will allow police to make that determination more quickly, City Manager Clai Brown said. Without it, officers have to type a tag number into the car computer or call the number into a dispatcher to look up.

The City Commission approved the purchase by a 5-0 vote at the Oct. 22 meeting. Brown said the city plans to train and assign an officer to work solely with the license plate reader.

Bob White November 21, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Seems cops can't do there job.
Avon Dale November 21, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Sweet! More tools for keeping Avondale Estates Lame! http://keep-avondale-estates-lame.org Might raise some funds for the city too...clever! Hey wait, you're spending taxpayer money for this? What a scam. I want my overpaid taxes back. I thought it was being used for collecting my yard debris! Refund!
contented-NOT November 26, 2012 at 01:21 AM
It should be a much better system than manually typing the tag numbers into the computer or waiting on the radio to respond (the radio operator has to type in the tag numbers too). I read that the reader will alarm when it detects a stolen car. Sounds great.
Wendy Martin December 04, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Lazy, lazy, lazy!!
contented-NOT December 04, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Its fast too!

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