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Automatic Number Plate Recognition

Sheriff’s officers use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to identify vehicles that have outstanding warrants.

This cutting-edge technology makes Victorians more accountable for their unpaid fines.

ANPR cameras take images of number plates, and compare these against a list of vehicles with outstanding warrants. If there is a match, the software notifies the sheriff’s officer and records the time, date, location and number plate.

These cameras can operate in both mobile and stationary modes. Sheriff’s officers conduct mobile operations at locations such as carparks by mounting cameras to the exterior of their vehicles and reading number plates as they travel.

The technology can also be set up in a fixed position and used at roadblock operations.

The ANPR technology will enhance Sheriff’s Operations and show Victorians that sheriff’s officers are out in force to crack down on unpaid fines and outstanding warrants.

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The department acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.