St. John, Indiana loops into license plate reader technology

The police department has added another tool to its crime-fighting arsenal.

The town recently looped into local license plate reader (LPR) technology and hopes to soon install its own cameras in St. John.

“It’s a pretty nice system,” St. John Police Chief Steve Flores said during a Safety Board meeting last month. “It’s going to take some time to get used to learning it because there’s a lot in there that you can do with it. It’s an excellent tool.”