License Plate Readers

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is in the process of developing a new License Plate Reader Standard and corresponding certification program requirements. This work is being performed by a Special Technical Committee (STC), comprised of practitioners from the field, researchers, testing experts, certification experts and representatives from stakeholder organizations.

Related documents available on this website:

For more information on LPR systems go to the National Institute of Justice here:

Download the License Plate Reader Policy Development Template for Use in Intelligence and Investigative Activities, published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) here.

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