The Automated License Plate Recognition System uses cameras to photograph license plates, said Tony Rousey, the county's director of information technology.
The data is fed into a computer that compares the plate to
records of stolen vehicles, stolen tags and other offenses, Rousey
"It's another tool that we can use that will make us more effective and more efficient," said Sheriff Jerry Modena.
Modena said he expects the vehicle with the scanner will spend a lot of time monitoring major traffic arteries, but deputies also will meander through crowded parking lots.
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