Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) have been installed on several Murfreesboro Police Cars. The ALPR’s appear to be small boxes on the trunks of the cars. Sgt. Kyle Evans explains how they work…
The readers have already helped in the recovery of stolen cars and have aided in the arrest of two sex offenders. One offender was found to be within one thousand feet of a school and the second was said to be at SportsCom.
WGNS received comments suggesting the readers were a little like “Big Brother” watching them because the ALPR’s store the exact location of where a license plate number is recorded. For example, if you parked in front of a local apartment complex on July 20th, police can go back and see that information in their computer if the ALPR scanned your license plate.
The readers are currently on four Murfreesboro Police cars.
Hear the entire statement below:
MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans