This past week, the Village began the installation of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR) along public roadways in the community. The first two ALPRs were installed on Village right-of-way at Lake & Lavergne and the 100 block of Green Bay Road at Isabella. A total of eight cameras are due to be installed in 2023, which are part of a measured plan to install 22 cameras over the next four years. Prior to installing additional cameras in 2024, the Village Board Public Safety Committee will review the program to ensure compliance with policies and effectiveness in providing public safety benefits to the community.
This technology will be used by police for real-time enforcement of incidents such as missing persons or stolen motor vehicles and to aid in criminal investigations. This technology is an important tool to aid our Police Department to deter crime in the community and is currently in use by several of our neighboring communities with positive results. The technology captures license plate data, which is typically destroyed after 30 days, and does not have facial recognition capabilities nor is the data sold to any third parties.
This technology was considered by the Village Board Public Safety Committee at multiple meetings in 2022 and approved by the Village Board in October 2022. The Committee determined that the technology would be an important tool to help deter motor vehicle thefts and burglaries which have been increasing across the North Shore and reviewed policies and procedures associated with the cameras to ensure privacy protections for our residents and visitors. Click below for more information on this technology and the program.