New Police Tool

The Amarillo Police department is trying to buy a new tool that will help them track down suspects of gun crimes.

In an attempt to get gun crimes down, APD requested a grant for $103,850 through the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program to purchase a Vigilant License Plate Recognition (LPR) System. Leaving a balance of $1,150 to be funded by the city.

Currently, when a major crime happens, all officers take manual notes of any vehicles leaving the area of the crime and record license plate numbers.

This new system will do something similar, but rather than using the officer’s eyes, it will be cameras.