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PLAINFIELD, Ind. — The Plainfield Police Department has new crime-fighting tools: Flock Safety automated license plate reading cameras.

The cameras are installed around town and detect license plate and vehicle characteristics, not people or faces.

The cameras will send a real-time alert to police when a stolen car or known wanted suspect from a national crime database enters the area. They can also notify officers if a car associated with a missing person or AMBER or Silver Alert is detected.

The cameras will be used by Plainfield Polie to solve and reduce violent and property crime. They will not be used for minor traffic or parking violations, the department said Tuesday.

“Too often crimes go unsolved due to a lack of information beyond a partial plate number or vehicle description,” said Chief of Plainfield Police Department, Jared McKee. “We are excited to bring this new technology to the Town of Plainfield and hopeful that we will have the ability to bring closure to both personal and property crimes to those that work, live, and visit our community.”

Flock Safety cameras are used in over 1,200 cities in 40 states, including in Hancock County and Noblesville.