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Sheriff Looking to Make Flock County-Wide


Vanderburgh County Sheriff Noah Robinson is looking for "community partners" for the camera system

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is seeking community partners for a county-wide camera system. WNIN’s John Gibson reports:

Sheriff Noah Robinson says county commissioners and the county council have approved the Flock Safety System.

It uses networked license plate reader cameras to monitor and log vehicles operating on public roadways.

The system works 24/7 and is powered by solar energy.

The Evansville Police Department has used Flock for more than a year now.

As for privacy concerns, Robinson notes Flock does NOT collect long term data or images of people.

He says it doesn’t use facial recognition technology, doesn’t measure vehicle speed or detect traffic light violations, and doesn’t store any images or data longer than 30 days.

It DOES read license plates, notifies law enforcement of any stolen vehicles or wanted persons associated with a vehicle, and uses AI technology to search for and identify vehicles.

Robinson says it allows law enforcement to connect vehicles to crimes.

Partners interested in bringing Flock Safety to the area are urged to contact the sheriff’s office.