Lighthouse Point, FL (PRWEB) September 28, 2012
The Lighthouse Point Police Department, an NDI Recognition Systems (http://www.ndi-rs.com) customer, was selected as one of three winners of the International IACP/Motorola Webber Seavey Award for Quality in Law Enforcement on August 20, 2012. This distinguished award recognizes law enforcement’s contribution and dedication to the quality of life in local communities, and The International Association of Chiefs of Police will be presenting Chief Ross Licata and Commander Mike Oh of the Lighthouse Point Police Department with the award at the IACP conference in San Diego, California on October 1, 2012.
The Lighthouse Point Police Department was nominated for their implementation of a citywide 26-camera license plate recognition (LPR) system to target criminal offenders who travel to Lighthouse Point from surrounding South Florida areas to commit crimes. The project, supported by Mayor Fred Schorr and the Lighthouse Point City Commission, focuses on the development of successful leads in criminal apprehension, criminal case clearances and the recovery of stolen property, all in an effort to protect and improve the quality of life for those who live in Lighthouse Point.
Using LPR technology provided by NDI Recognition Systems, the Lighthouse Point PD has been very successful in recovering stolen property and the criminal apprehension of offenders responsible for robberies, burglaries, arson, auto thefts and larcenies, among other cases. In addition to the list of varying crimes that have been solved over the past few years, the police department has realized significant increases in the recovery of stolen vehicles and license tags.
During the first year of the project, Lighthouse Point PD’s recovery of stolen vehicles was up 220% from the previous year. In addition, the department increased its burglary clearances by 220% in 2010 and 180% in 2011, compared to 2009. The project has also led to the recovery of over $328,000.00 in stolen property for 2010 and 2011. By the end of 2012, the cumulative recovery amount will be approximately $500,000.00.
The success of the LPR program has been the result of an agency wide buy-in from every member of the Department, including patrol personnel, detectives and dispatchers. Agency members have fully embraced the use of LPR technology and the benefits it offers in helping to solve local crimes.
Headquartered in Orlando, FL and London, NDI Recognition Systems is a global provider of ANPR/ALPR solutions to the law enforcement and commercial sectors. NDI-RS technology is now in use at approximately 50 agencies throughout the state of Florida, and in almost 40 countries worldwide. Visit NDI Recognition Systems at http://www.ndi-rs.com.