Several license plate readers could be put in place at various spots in the village of Endicott to assist law enforcement agencies.
Mayor Linda Jackson said police chief Patrick Garey has been working with a company to develop a proposal that would include plate readers and cameras.
Speaking on WNBF Radio, Jackson said she believes install plate readers at key entrance points to the village would be "very beneficial." She said the devices would be linked to the Broome County emergency dispatch center.
The mayor said plate readers could make it easier for Endicott police to apprehend people suspect of committing a crime in a neighboring community.
Jackson said the village likely will consider placing four plate readers at busy village entry points on Main Street, Watson Boulevard and Route 26. She's hoping a package containing cost estimates will be available soon for presentation to the village board.
The city of Binghamton has installed a network of about two dozen plate readers, mainly at entry points.
When then-Mayor Richard David announced the initiative in 2017, he said it would cost about $700,000.
David said each vehicle entering Binghamton would be "scanned and cross-referenced with local, state and federal databases." The city has released little information about the usefulness of the plate readers since they were installed.
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