The University of Florida is implementing license plate readers as part of the campus Security and Safety Plan that aims to standardize and enhance security across campus. License plate readers (LPRs) will be strategically placed at key locations near and around campus.

 “The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff are the utmost priority to the University of Florida,” Joseph M. Souza, UF’s Physical Security Director told the University of Florida News. “This technology will enable us to prevent crimes from occurring, solve crimes and more effectively follow up on any suspicious activity,”

In addition, the University of Florida Police Department will use the LPR systems to partner with the Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office that is currently using the technology to share information for aiding in investigations, locating missing persons, etc.