Washington County DA Announces 'Major Initiative'
Washington County District Attorney Steve Toprani announced that six local police departments—including Peters—will have access to license plate recognition technology.
Six local police departments—including Canonsburg, Cecil, North Strabane and Peters—will receive license plate recognition technology thanks to a $220,000 grant.
District Attorney Steve Toprani on Monday announced the acquisition of the Automated License Plate Recognition Program, which is composed of mounted cameras connected to a central server.
It is designed to assist law enforcement in comparing license plates against a database of wanted vehicles.
"This technology has been tried and tested in the nation's most populated areas," Toprani said. "By sharing resources and data on a multi-million jurisdictional scale, Washington County now leads Pennsylvania in protecting its (residents)."
Canonsburg Mayor David H. Rhome agreed.
"It's going to be a great tool," he said.
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