LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS PROS AND CONS: LICENSE PLATE SCANNERS PROS AND CONS Technology Applications in Law Enforcement and Public Administration ALFRED LIKA PAD 747 FALL 2011 WHY SCAN LICENSE PLATES?: WHY SCAN LICENSE PLATES? Public Safety Rapid Response Financial Efficiency Data Collection Efficiency CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SCANNERS (CCTV) : CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SCANNERS (CCTV) First Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) for Scanning Purposes in Great Britain First Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) for Scanning Purposes in the US IN-CAR AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION (ALPR) : IN-CAR AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE RECOGNITION (ALPR) First developed in Great Britain Technology Applications Across United States SYSTEM COMPONENTS: SYSTEM COMPONENTS OPERATIONAL METHODS: OPERATIONAL METHODS Vehicle Image Processing Segmentation Optical Character Recognition Data Extraction Retrieved Data LAW ENFORCEMENT : LAW ENFORCEMENT Combat Terrorism AMBER Alerts Car Theft Murder PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Traffic Violations Toll Collection Monitor Hazardous Intersections OPERATIONAL WEAKNESSESS: OPERATIONAL WEAKNESSESS Software Malfunction Erroneous Scanning Accuracy Issues PowerPoint Presentation: Privacy Violations Personal Data Manipulation Increased Government Spending TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT STUDIES : TECHNOLOGY IMPROVEMENT STUDIES Increase Recognition Distance Increase Accuracy Eliminate License Plate as ID Code Maintain License Plate as ID Code CONCLUSION: CONCLUSION Automatic License Plate Recognition is one of the most powerful devices that law enforcement has available. This modern device enables the opportunity for more efficient policing in an era where threats to our nation seem to be domestic as much as external. The ability to disable all outside and domestic threats prior to harming us relies on the developments of similar contemporary technologies.