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Using License Plate Readers to Fight Crime

William A. Ford, Director, Information and Sensor Technologies Division, Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Meghann Tracy, Project Manager, Technology Center, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Alexandria, Va.; Dale Stockton, Program Manager, Road Runner, Automated Regional Justice Information System, San Diego; Bruce G. Taylor, Principal Research Scientist, Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems Department, National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago

This is a joint panel of NIJ's Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE ) and Office of Science and Technology (OST). Panelists will discuss the latest efforts to implement license plate reader technology into policing operations. OST grantees will explain various aspects of the technology and an ORE grantee from the National Opinion Research Center will present findings from a study on the use of license plate readers to combat auto theft in Arizona.

Date Published: June 1, 2010