North Port, FL cameras to read vehicle license plates

The city of North Port is poised to roll out placement of 23 cameras capable of reading license plates at key points in the city, starting in October.

The technology, which is similar to those used at toll facilities, such as on Alligator Alley and at the Sunshine Skyway, is touted as a key tool in modern law enforcement.

The cameras would be accompanied by software to link scanned plates to state and  national databases.

The North Port City Commission has allocated money for the system in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 budgets.