License-plate readers help investigators

LIBERTY LAKE — The city has seen a marked increase in the effectiveness of criminal investigation since installing the new automated license plate readers in April of 2023.

The Flock cameras are part of a high-speed, computer-controlled camera system that are mounted on street poles, streetlights and overpasses. The cameras capture computer-readable images of license plates and vehicle characteristics, with recordings stored for 30 days, according to a recent press release.

“This system has been a tremendous asset for us, both from a proactive and reactive standpoint,” Liberty Lake Police Chie...


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