RCPD Tag Scanning Unit
SEE VIDEO BELOW A new RCPD Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system is now in service and will operate 7 days a week on all three
shifts. The tag scanning package was provided through a grant with a total cost of $23,390.00. According to RCPD Lt Richard
Burkhalter, the tag scanning unit is a black car outfitted with an overhead light bar & has 4 external cameras that can read
inbound, outbound and parked vehicle tags in full daylight and complete darkness with infra-red sensors. In addition to
scanning plates, this unit will also be available for calls if needed. The scanning system checks the tag info against a known
stolen hotlist provided through connectivity with GCIC & NCIC databases and alerts the operating officer if a hit is discovered.
Currently, there are only nine RCPD officers that have been certified to operate this unit. The system currently does not
associate driver license status or info with the tag info. Other types of alert hotlist interfaces are available such as Amber
Alerts, violent crimes, etc. but are not yet utilized by RCPD. ALL tags that are scanned whether they are on a hotlist or not
are maintained in a database with timestamped and geotagged (GPS) location data for an unspecified amount of time. So, if your
tag is randomly scanned, the time and location of your vehicle is logged indefinitely. This can help police identify potential
suspect vehicles that appear at specific locations and/or areas of interest that can be matched to previously saved time and
location data to show a possible pattern. Visit RealFastNews.com on a PC now to view SUPERSIZE images of the car and cameras!
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