Stratford Police get funding for license plate readers

A Stratford Police cruiser. (Photo by Stratford Police Service)

The Stratford Police Service is getting just under $169,570 to add Automated License Plate Recognition Technology to its vehicles.

Perth-Wellington MPP Mathew Rae announced the funding in a statement released yesterday.

“This funding will help provide our local police services with the tools they need to improve road safety in our communities,” Rae said. “The safety of our communities is paramount, that is why this investment is so important.”

The license plate readers can alert officers to stolen or expired plates, plates registered to suspended drivers or even missing or wanted persons. It will even let officers know if a vehicle is associated with an Amber Alert.