New Canaan to install license plate readers throughout town to help investigate crime

The Chief of New Canaan Police Department says the $32,000 project will help them solve crimes more efficiently.

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2022, 1:04 AM

Updated 614 days ago

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The Board of Selectmen in New Canaan approved a new way to keep drivers safe, but some people have privacy concerns.
The Chief of New Canaan Police Department says the $32,000 project will help them solve crimes more efficiently.
There will be 10 license plate readers throughout town in strategic locations. Chief Leon Krolikowski says this will allow police to effectively investigate crimes from hit-and-runs to bank robberies and stolen cars, which there have been 18 of this year in New Canaan.
"I think it would be foolish of us, if not negligent of us, to leverage this technology so we can more effectively solve crimes, and hopefully send a message to the bad guys to stay out of our town. Because if you do come to our town, we're going to track you were going to find you and were going to bring you to justice," said Krolikowski.
There has been license plate readers in police officer cars for the past eight years.
The license plate readers will be installed in a few weeks.


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