More than 1,000 suspected criminals snared by number plate recognition system
8:01pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
IN just over five years nearly 1,000 arrests have been made as a result of police scanning car number plates.
The automatic number plate recognition system involves technology that allows police to check any number plate against a database of vehicles that are linked to crime or motoring offences.
On Tuesday the Police and Crime Commissioner's bus will be at Stroud Tesco between 11am and 3pm to give members of the public the opportunity to hop on board and learn more about how the system works.
There will even be an opportunity to see a police car fitted with number plate recognition cameras.
Chief Inspector Paul Shorrock said: "ANPR is a fantastic tool in our armoury and since its introduction in 2006 our officers have made nearly 1,000 arrests.
"As well as the static cameras in Gloucester, a number of police vehicles across the county have been fitted with ANPR cameras, but we hope to set up more in Cheltenham and other parts of the county.
"If you want to find out how this technology is keeping you safe please come along and visit the bus.”
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