Village launches automated license plate readers

MACHESNEY PARK, IL (August 10, 2017) – Locating persons of interest, stolen vehicles, or wanted criminals is a challenging task for public safety professionals. The Machesney Park division of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department is now employing the use of new technology through an automated license plate recognition system to assist officers in locating vehicles of interest, developing investigative leads, and solving cases.