License plate-reading cameras are here to stay in central Ohio, some privacy advocates are concerned

in News 125 views

The city of Reynoldsburg is renewing its contract for license-plate reading surveillance cameras.

At a July city council meeting, Reynoldsburg Police Chief Curtis Baker said he doesn’t see the camera system going anywhere anytime soon.

Baker told council that in the more than one year since their installation, the department’s 22 fixed plate-reading cameras have helped police get guns and drugs off the street, recover stolen vehicles and protect domestic violence victims.

“I think when I presented this, when we first purchased it, I think I made the comment that this is the best piece of technology I’ve seen in law enforcement in my entire career. I still stand by that today,” Baker said.

Click here to continue reading on News WOSU

Go to Top