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Police ask for license plate readers

The Lebanon Police Department is hoping to have another tool to assist in crime prevention and apprehension of suspects. On Thursday night, I.T. Director Jarrad Schomaker made a presentation to City Council on some of the benefits of having license plate readers. He said there are two types, fixed and mobile…


Schomaker said the data would be stored for 30 days, unless the information is used as part of an investigation, and it is not open-sourced. He said they are asking to begin with fixed readers….


Councilman Jonathan Reagan questioned how they would address the right to privacy and Amendment 4 issues….


Schomaker also explained that the system isn’t used to issue tickets through the mail. A formal request will be submitted to City Council at an upcoming meeting.

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