Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator on ALPR System 4-1-08

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has more eyes watching you, literally.  Four more eyes, specifically, of infra-red cameras, mounted on the light bar of a parish patrol car.  The Sheriff held a news conference this Tuesday morning, April 1st, 2008, unveiling this latest $30 thousand dollar crime fighting tool, donated by the Kennedy Family at Red Ball Oxygen of Shreveport, Louisiana. 

Listen as Sheriff Prator talks to reports about how “The Silent Partner” “automatic license plate recognition” system (ALPR) works, how it’s initial purpose is to capture thousands of license-plate images during each patrol shift, helping to  identify and recover stolen vehicles.


The ALPR System is already working, said Caddo Parish Steve Prator, and besides stolen cars, it can also be checked against other databases, including those that hold felony warrantes, sex offender registration, or Amber Alerts.