In May, the police department purchased an El Sag North America license plate reader and mounted it on the back of the traffic enforcement unit’s Ford Crown Victoria.
The new device has three cameras, with each of them running through the in-car mounted computer.
All three cameras have the capability to read up to 1,800 license plates in a minute, said Pacer Cordry, spokesman for Canton Police.
Cordry said Lt. German Rivas, division commander for Special Operations, and Sgt. Preston Homan, traffic section supervisor, have been trained to utilize the device, which is planned to come in handy for a wide range of tasks.
“This license plate reader will be used by the traffic unit to search for a variety of violations such as stolen vehicles, wanted persons, stolen license plates, suspended or revoked license plates, expired license plates, as well as a few more areas,” said Cordry.