New technology helping East Texas police make arrests faster

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LINDALE, Texas (KETK) – New technology is helping local law enforcement track down suspects. It is called the Flock Safety automated license plate reader camera, or ALPR. It’s a mobilized object powered by solar panels with a small camera attached to it and it has the capability of capturing clear images of cars and their characteristics.

“Our technology is able to identify a specific vehicle, get the license plate and get it to the police,” says Josh Thomas, the VP of external communications at Flock Safety. 

East Texas law enforcement put this technology to use, after receiving a call of an aggravated robbery at the RaceWay gas station on South Main Street in Lindale on Jan. 8. Once police obtained footage from the gas station security cameras, they were able to make a decent identification, but no license plate and no…

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