Melrose community coming together to help fight crime; installing plate recognition technology

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A community hit hard by surging crime is taking action. Residents in the Melrose area say enough is enough. They are now coming together to install plate recognition technology along the streets.

“We’ve explored it, we’re in contract with it and we’re moving forward,” said Peter Nicholas the Vice President of Melrose Action. “We are literally deploying this program privately. We are not involving the city or city property.”

It is not known how many or where they will be placed, but Nicholas says it will include both residential and commercial properties. 

He says data from the plate recognition technology will only be accessible to law enforcement and not the general public. His hope is that the…

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