License Plate Reading Camera System

License Plate Reading Cameras Installed To Help Solve and Reduce Crime

The Village of Maple Bluff Police Department installed automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras to help solve and reduce crime in our community. The cameras, built by Flock Safety, were installed at strategic locations throughout the Village the week of April 3rd, 2023.

Flock Safety ALPR cameras send a real-time alerts to our officers when a stolen car or vehicle associated with a known wanted suspect from a state or national crime database is detected. The system also sends an alert to our officers if a vehicle associated with a missing person in an AMBER or Silver Alert is detected. The cameras are used to help solve and reduce property and violent crime, and not intended for minor traffic or parking violations.

What IS Flock technology:

  • License plate and vehicle recognition
  • Gathers objective evidence and facts about vehicles, not people
  • Alerts police of wanted vehicles
  • Used to solve crime
  • Adheres to all state laws

What Flock technology IS NOT:

  • Not facial recognition
  • Not tied to PII (Personal Identifiable Information)
  • Not used for traffic enforcement
  • Data not stored beyond 30 days → automatically deletes every 30 days
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The Maple Bluff Police Department is committed to protecting the residents and visitors of our community. Cameras won’t eliminate wrongdoing, however, they’re a valuable tool for gathering vital information during investigations.

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