License Plate Readers / Recognition (LPR)

The University of Florida utilizes license plate reader technology as part of the Security and Safety Plan that aims to standardize and enhance security across campus. License plate readers, known as LPRs, are cameras that quickly and efficiently capture vehicle tag numbers, which are then run through national and state systems that flag stolen or wanted vehicles; search for license or tag expirations or suspensions; or alert for individuals with criminal investigative interest. LPRs are strategically placed at key locations near and around campus. This technology will enable us to prevent crimes from occurring, solve crimes and more effectively follow up on any suspicious activity.

The UF Police Department is also using the LPR system to partner with the Gainesville Police Department and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office who both currently use this technology to share information to solve crimes, locate missing persons, and enhance public safety.