In a single shift, an officer can manually check 50-100 license plates. During the same shift, an ALPR system can check 5,000 plates or more. Not surprisingly, police are the most enthusiastic adopters of ALPR technology. ALPR technology is a force multiplier for law enforcement and has been put to many uses by agencies worldwide.
Community policing requires cooperation among police, citizens, and decision-makers in order to forge public-private partnerships that combat criminal activity. By making better use of data and technology to increase transparency and break down informational barriers between law enforcement and citizens, communities can collaborate to identify needs and establish best practices to maintain public safety.