Gardner, MA police benefit from grants for an ALPR

The other grant the Police Department has received is a new license plate reader, which is placed on top of a police car.

Braks said the grant is for $11,500 and is paying for one device that will be installed soon. The technology will be new to Gardner, catching up with other municipalities in the state.

“There are cities and towns that have had these for years,” Braks said, mentioning Fitchburg as one example.