The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office would like to announce its brand new Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) reader. This high-speed computer-controlled technology captures an image of each license plate passing through its optical range, providing the deputy with suspect vehicle information. This program instantly checks license plate numbers against a list of numbers that have been associated with criminal offenses, such as property crimes, stolen vehicles, child abductions, missing persons, or outstanding warrants. The ALPR system is installed in one of our patrol vehicles and alerts the deputy to take action within seconds. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office considers License Plate Recognition to be an important tool in solving crimes and we are proud to be utilizing this technology that will improve public safety and law enforcement efficiency.