Police Department Update
The Police Department is currently in the process of evaluating new technology which allows the high speed reading of license plates. This is a car-mounted camera system that reads license plate numbers as cars drive by and compares the plate numbers to a database, provided by state and local agencies, reflecting vehicles with potential criminal association. This new system will also map locations of the vehicles through a GPS system. The Police Officer can immediately know if the tags are expired, if the car is stolen, if the driver is wanted (traffic violations, behind on child support, burglary, etc.) and can save the plate information for reference if needed in future cases.
We are also in the process of working on a crime and code violation mapping system so the public can review problem areas.
The 2011 Annual Police Department Report is now available for review on the Police Department webpage.