A POLICE force's PS1m hitech investment programme to tackle travelling criminals has gained momentum with the opening of an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR
Supt Darren Miles said: "ANPR
is an extremely valuable tool in tackling serious crime across the West Midlands.
ntr tci caco cSth t When we revealed the existence of the cameras this week, civil rights group Liberty told us: "ANPR
should not be used as a tool of mass surveillance."
The report has recommended that every police force should have local ANPR
policies in place and all forces should regularly monitor databases and prioritise reports requiring vehicles which should be stopped.
In full the select patrol cars will feature Global Positioning System (GPS), which is a space-based navigation system; Geographic Information System (GIS) which can be used for capturing, managing, analysing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information and ANPR
The haul is the second recent success for the ANPR
system after 66 arrests were made in Wirral at the start of December.
cameras scan the registration numbers of thousands of vehicles in the county each day.
``We are very pleased that the detection is going to increase by using these ANPR
machines because we accept that there are a significant number of people driving without insurance.''
"We wanted to get a broader view of public perceptions and understanding of our use of ANPR
, which led to the launch of this survey," a spokesman said.
However, the ANPR
car has only been used to enforce the school zigzags where there is a TRO in place, meaning that the other two thirds of schools are not being covered.
The 50-year-old was driving a white Ford Transit van on the northbound carriageway of the A1(M) near Boroughbridge when the vehicle triggered Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR
Although the code would be tiny, it would be readable by cameras linked to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR
) systems, allowing police to track the movement of vehicles.