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Camden County Sheriff's Office tests License Plate Readers

11:58 AM, May 24, 2013   |    comments
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CAMDEN, Ga. -- A new device allows the Camden County Sheriff's Office to read license plates a quarter of a mile away.

The device is simply called a "License Plate Reader" (LPR) and allows deputies to read plates from all 50 states, whether the vehicle is moving or parked, according to a Facebook post from the Camden County Sheriff's Office.

The LPR quickly checks a database to determine whether or not the license plate registration is invalid, whether the vehicle owner attached to the license plate has valid automobile insurance, whether or not the vehicle plate is stolen and even if whether or not the owner of the vehicle has a valid driver's license, the post detailed.

Before any traffic stop is made however, the plate information is run through the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) to verify accuracy. 

According to the post, the Camden County Sheriff's Office said "this is an effective use of the current technology to allow our deputies to work smarter."

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