Oakland, Florida PD to institute plate reader program

The town of Oakland is growing at a rapid rate — with four residential neighborhoods currently under construction — and police are anticipating the crunch of all the extra traffic that is bound to accompany the influx of new residents.

A report from Deputy Chief John Peek, of the Oakland Police Department, was presented to the Town Commission at its Oct. 8 meeting that outlined the details of a program the OPD is purchasing.

A radar traffic trailer will display the speed of oncoming motorists and has two cameras that can capture license plates from vehicles moving toward or away from the trailer.