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New police cameras note license plates

Instruments mounted on three HPD cars photograph and store vehicles' ID tags

By Rob Shikina

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 17, 2014

~~<p>Honolulu police are testing a high-speed camera that captures thousands of license plates &mdash; and searches a database for information about vehicles and who might be behind the wheel.</p>
<p>The Honolulu Police Department installed the vehicle-mounted devices &mdash; called automated license plate readers &mdash; on three vehicles about two weeks ago, a department spokes&shy;woman said. The devices are being used to identify stolen vehicles, she said.</p>
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Honolulu police are testing a high-speed camera that captures thousands of license plates — and searches a database for information about vehicles and who might be behind the wheel.

The Honolulu Police Department installed the vehicle-mounted devices — called automated license plate readers — on three vehicles about two weeks ago, a department spokes­woman said. The devices are being used to identify stolen vehicles, she said. Login for more...



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