CPD to get more high-tech cameras

Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Chicago Police Department plans to expand their latest high-tech crime fighting tool -- cameras that can scan thousands of licenses plates an hour.

The CPD already has two vehicles equipped with the cameras. The license plate numbers are fed into a computer that checks to see if the car is stolen or the owner is wanted for a crime.

Officers who field tested the scanners during the past two months have made 14 arrests and recovered more than 100 stolen cars.

The department plans to add 13 more of these license plate scanning vehicles to patrol around the city.

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