The Amarillo City Council approved a request for Amarillo Police to buy new equipment.

The total approval comes to over 200 thousand dollars for technology systems.

40 License Plate Reader cameras and a Sparrowhawk Radar for APD drones will be used for violent crime investigations, mission person cases, identification of stolen cars, and other crime reduction and apprehension efforts by law enforcement. 

The installation of these systems will cover a large part of Amarillo, and the new technologies will be installed within the next year.