Lighthouse Point Police Chief Ross Licata said the city has had “tremendous” success with the program.
Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2012
Lighthouse Point, NDI Recognition Systems customer, approved adding 18 more cameras to their award-winning 26-camera automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) camera system in October, with scheduled installation by January, according to the SunSentinel.
Lighthouse Point Police Chief Ross Licata said the city has had “tremendous” success with the program, and that the expansion would enhance the department’s ability to locate and apprehend transient offenders who enter the city. The Lighthouse Point Police Department won an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) award for the ALPR program in October.
The ALPR cameras are strategically deployed around the city and gather intelligence that has been used to solve serious crimes and recover more than half a million dollars in stolen property. The crimes solved include:
- A bank was robbed in Pompano Beach, Florida. Camera data led authorities to suspect who was arrested the same day.
- A car was reported stolen in Miami-Dade County. Lighthouse Point PD found the vehicle at a CVS store and arrested the driver, who was charged with auto theft and 178 counts of possession of another person’s ID without consent.
- An armed suspect threatened a homeowner and then fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was caught on cameras and the suspect was later arrested.
- Appliances were reported stolen from a rental property. Cameras showed a former tenant entering the city with a pickup truck and later leaving with the appliances.
- A pickup truck reported stolen was identified by cameras entering Lighthouse Point. The suspect was arrested and property stolen in five different cities was returned to owners.
- A burning car found in Belle Glade, Florida, was traced to its owner, who told officers she didn’t know it was missing. However, cameras showed the car leaving town followed by a neighbor’s vehicle, and cell phone records showed the neighbor near the area where the car burned. The vehicle’s owner was charged with intent to defraud an insurer and filing a false crime report. The neighbor was found guilty of burning to defraud.
Now in use at approximately 50 agencies throughout the state of Florida, and in almost 40 countries worldwide, NDI Recognition Systems is a world leader in ALPR systems for law enforcement. Visit NDI Recognition Systems at http://www.ndi-rs.com.