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Green Bay PD approved to purchase license plate readers

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 21, 2022

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — The Green Bay Police Department has been given unanimous approval by the Green Bay Common Council to lease 40 fixed license plate readers and two quick deploy cameras for the next three years.

These cameras and license plate readers are part of a strategy to reduce crime and help make the Green Bay community safer.

The license plate readers have the ability to capture an image of the rear license plate, as well as the make, model and color of every vehicle traveling through intersections where the readers have been placed.

“I appreciate the Common Council’s unanimous support for this important crime reduction initiative,” said Chief Chris Davis, Green Bay Police Department. “We believe that we have put together a program that balances community safety with privacy and civil liberties concerns, and which will be a tremendous benefit to our city.”

Flock Group Inc. had the highest scoring Request for Proposal (RFP) and was awarded a contract for annual maintenance of the cameras in the amount of $332,000.

The funding for the cameras comes from ARPA funds as well as a Community Block Grant.

If the City of Green Bay chooses to use the license plate readers with Flock Group Inc., beyond three years, the ongoing cost would be $106,000 beginning in the fourth year.

For more information about the license plate readers, click here.