Local OPP now have new automated license plate technology
March 13, 2023 9:49am
Perth County OPP vehicles are now outfitted with new license plate recognition technology.
Officers in Perth County will now have access to the technology as a result of investments made by the province in municipal police forces and OPP detachments. Now, ICC video recording equipment with an integrated Automated License Plate Recognition functionality is present in all of the OPP’s frontline police vehicles at detachments across Ontario.
The cameras will bring the benefit of recording all police interactions with pulled over vehicles, and the license plate tech will help officers quickly and efficiently identify vehicles or plates that are linked with criminal or traffic offences.
Examples would include plates associated with wanted or missing people, stolen vehicles, stolen or unattached licence plates, suspended and prohibited drivers and with other emergency situations like Amber Alerts.