Another Texas town installing license plate readers

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Law enforcement by camera.

KWTX reports: A sophisticated piece of crime-fighting technology is on the way for one McLennan County city.

The Hewitt City Council approved the financing for a number of capital projects Tuesday night, including license plate readers for Hewitt PD.

“All these clear alerts and blue alerts and things the legislature has come up with, these cameras would automatically read and notify law enforcement officers without actually having to run the license plate,” said Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin. “In addition to that, it would help notify the officers when they have local warrants for people who have local warrants out of our community, so we wanted to try it out.”

The system costs around $19,000.

Only a couple other departments in the area, including neighboring Woodway, have LPRs.

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