Millville, NJ police to install cameras to read license plates, capture faces of drivers

Computerized camera systems that record not only vehicle license plates but the faces of drivers will be installed soon at seven undisclosed locations around the city, according to police Chief Jody Farabella.

Farabella said the city allocated bond money for the fixed systems almost two years ago but had to work out details with Atlantic City Electric for access to its infrastructure and properties.

Vigilant Solutions, a California company, is selling seven license plate readers to Millville for $91,719. The City Commission approved the purchase on Feb. 5.

“It’s a great tool, obviously,” Farabella said this week. “You get a report of a `shots fired’ and you might get a house video or a complex video. You get the white van that goes by. The LPR is going to tell us who it is, who it belongs to, who it’s registered to, time stamped, and it’s going to have facial recognition.”