Spokane Police want license plate reading cameras to track local crime

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Police Department wants to use a new tool to help find stolen cars.

The department is looking into purchasing cameras to scan license plates for stolen cars, suspect vehicles, and vehicles involved in amber and silver alerts.

The SPD is specifically looking to buy five cameras from a company called Rekor, a notable system software company.

Some cameras would go inside police cars, but others would be placed to cover northbound and southbound traffic near the Division Street bridge.

The department will likely notify when/if they purchase these cameras, and when they are functional.

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