All Perth County OPP patrol vehicles now have automated licence plate recognition (ALPR) and in-car camera (ICC) systems installed and activated.
"In addition to the benefits that will come with having an objective video recording of an interaction between an officer and member of the public, the integrated ALPR functionality will dramatically enhance the ability of an officer to detect licence plates that are linked with criminal or traffic offences," says a news release. "Examples would include plates associated with wanted or missing people, stolen vehicles, stolen or unattached licence plates, suspended and prohibited drivers and with other emergent situations like Amber Alerts."
Although drivers are no longer required to purchase vehicle validation stickers, licence plate renewal is mandatory, and OPP continues to see drivers operating vehicles without valid, registered plates.
"These technologies will be used to gather enhanced evidence to be used in the prosecution of offences and will also highlight the professionalism our members display every day as they work to ensure safe communities."