District Attorney’s Office Provides License Plate Reader
For Use in the City of Port Jervis
Reliable Technology Helps to Free Up Police Resources
Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced on Monday, July 11, 2022, that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office provided for the use of a License Plate Reader (LPR) to the City of Port Jervis Police Department for use in and around the City of Port Jervis. The device allows for the rapid detection of stolen vehicles, as well as those vehicles being operated with forged or suspended registrations. The LPR will help to free up police resources which can be redistributed to other areas of critical need within the Department and for the citizens of the City. LPRs, particularly when used in conjunction with the resources of the Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center, can provide leads on patterns of criminal activity, including information which can lead to the identity of those committing shootings and drug transactions. This useful law enforcement technology is often beyond the budgetary limits of local law enforcement agencies.
“I am glad to be able to assist our law enforcement partners, to leverage reliable technology and to free up police officers to more effectively patrol and investigate crime in our communities,” said District Attorney Hoovler. “I know that devices like License Plate Readers can provide valuable evidence for use in some criminal investigations and prosecutions. By providing an LPR to Port Jervis, we hope to help ensure that our police agencies have the resources necessary to perform their duties safely and fairly, and to develop the evidence necessary to hold offenders accountable.”
“The type of technology provided by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is expensive and difficult for the City to afford,” said City of Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden. “We are grateful to DA Hoovler for the equipment which will greatly enhance our ability to detect crime and improve traffic safety in the City of Port Jervis.”