“The plate numbers are then checked against a list of stolen vehicles, and vehicles associated with outstanding warrants or Amber Alerts. The system alerts the officer to any hits, which then must be confirmed with dispatchers, according to Kansas City’s policy. All license plate data is stored, regardless of whether the system finds a hit.
Kansas City police say they limit who is allowed to search their database. Detectives, crime analysts and a few project officers have access. Other officers must send investigative requests to a specific analysis unit.
The system tracks who logs onto the database and for how long, but it does not record what specific searches the officers conduct.
The database is not linked to any other agency’s databases, but police said they would like to link with a federal database and other local police departments using the readers, such as Lenexa and Overland Park.”
I could so extremely misuse that database. Especially if it didn’t keep record of why I searched for what I searched for.
So far, I’ve not come across an ALPR while on the road. One went past as I walked to my car in a lot from an Asian eatery with the most & best misspellings on the menu.
lol that is funny they read phone numbers on the sides of cars. Just imagine having 382-5968 😀
Anyhow, I agree with Gary Brunk…you don’t want to be tracked at the pharmacy, the doctor, etc. … let the FBI do that obnoxious surveillance stuff in person. It keeps them employed. lol