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New ANPR Kit For North Yorkshire Police


7:29am 8th July 2013

Julia Mulligan has announced a £250,000 investment in the police’s ability to track and trace cross-border criminals across the county, and support bringing those criminals to justice.

Mrs Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has explained that investment in software to support the county’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system will mean more criminals being caught and prosecuted, meaning less victims as a result. 

This is the first stage in a number of planned changes and upgrades to the ANPR system being considered by North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The new systems being installed at North Yorkshire Police over the next year will mean the police can more efficiently identify suspect vehicles coming from the surrounding counties, including Cleveland, Durham, Humberside and South and West Yorkshire. 

These ANPR proposals are a key part of Julia’s police and crime plan, and means the Service is investing in the future to reduce harm to individuals and communities suffering from cross border crime and rural crime.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said, “This investment is vital in fulfilling my police and crime plan, and was a key manifesto commitment. To effectively tackle cross border criminality and serious, organised crime gangs, we need to be able to more efficiently identify those people. 

This upgraded system will enhance our capability, and North Yorkshire residents will be safer and better protected as a result.  Communities should feel safer knowing the police are watching criminals at all times, and we should ultimately have less victims of cross border serious and organised crime”.

Acting Assistant Chief Constable Ken McIntosh said, “The automatic number plate recognition system is an invaluable tool in assisting the police service to identify and target those criminals who travel into and around our county with the intention of committing crime. This investment will enhance the effective use of ANPR to ensure our communities can be safe and feel safe”

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