Brentwood Police Set to Purchase License Plate Recognition System
The City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Police Department are expanding its use of a technology to help solve crime by purchasing a license-plate recognition system. City Commissioners voted in favor of the $102,390 purchase of one mobile license plate recognition system and a five year subscription for four fixed systems.
The cameras will capture the license plate numbers on all vehicles entering and exiting four locations in parks and store them in a searchable database that investigators can access. Vehicle information can also be shared with other law enforcement agencies that use this technology to determine activity timelines associated with suspect vehicles. Additionally, alerts can be entered on specific suspect license plate numbers and automatically sent to investigators.
Staff is proposing to pay for a five-year subscription plan to implement the fixed cameras at four locations in the city. Those locations are Granny White Park, Heritage Way for Tower Park and the Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex, Owl Creek Park, and Volunteer Pkwy for Crockett Park.
Because it is not feasible to install fixed cameras at every park location at once, staff is also proposing to purchase one covert mobile unit that can be transported to any location in the city where crime is occurring. The total cost of this mobile unit is $25,295.
Video from the November 12 City Commission Meeting where the License Plate Recognition System was discussed.