Austin officials consider rebooting license plate reader program

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

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The Austin Police Department’s license plate reader program could be poised to return to city streets two years after it was removed as part of Austin officials’ historic reallocation of public safety resources in 2020. City Council was set to consider the potential return of ALPRs during its July 28 regular meeting but pushed a discussion of the topic into August ahead of a final vote on the city's fiscal year 2022-23 budget. Fourteen APD vehicles are already equipped with ALPRs, and new funding of nearly $115,000 would support their reactivation.

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