Force celebrates ANPR success
Northamptonshire Police has doubled the size of its automatic numberplate recognition network, directly resulting – according to figures recently issued by the force – in 340 arrests across the county.
ANPR-related successes within the county include a large amount of Class A and B drugs being found in a taxi in February. According to the force, 108 wraps of the illicit substances were found, with an estimated street value of £6,000.
In April 2021, meanwhile, the technology was used to apprehend “six males who had entered a property in Kettering, armed with machetes”. Enquiries by officers identified a vehicle believed to be involved in the incident, which subsequently activated the ANPR system.
Discussing Northamptonshire’s ANPR strategy, chief constable Nick Adderley said: “In the eight months since we began installing these 150 new cameras and the team which sits behind [them], the investment has proven its worth several times over.
Register and join us at BAPCO 2021.
Managing Editor, Critical Communications Portfolio
Tel: +44 (0)20 3874 9216