San Jacinto council wins resident support for license reader cameras

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The San Jacinto City Council heard several citizen comments welcoming the new license plate readers, which are being installed at the city’s major intersections. At its July 21 meeting, the council approved a budget adjustment of $28,000 to implement an ALPR technology program that allows for the automated detection of license plates using a mobile or fixed camera. The data images captured by the camera are processed and associated with vehicle license plates for law enforcement purposes, including identifying and locating stolen or wanted vehicles, stolen license plates or missing persons. The ALPRs now being used in the neighboring cities like Hemet have proven successful. Under new regulations the images are erased after 30 days; however, they have also been used to gather infor
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