Spy Cameras Track Drivers In Florida Town
Drivers passing through the upscale oceanside town of Manalapan, Fla., where the average home is valued in excess of $1 million, will soon be photographed, along with their cars and license plates, in efforts to stop a string of three thefts this winter that resulted in losses of goods worth $400,000.
Tags will be run against a criminal database that will alert dispatchers if anything suspicious is found. The camera surveillance system will cost about $60,000.
To allay privacy concerns, Manalapan police officer Clay Walker said that records will only be checked when a crime occurs during a specific time frame and will be purged every three months.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from USA Today (04/30/04); Barton, Jill .>