The use of License Plate Readers has been proposed to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to any decisions being made about the use of new technology, the WCSO has a process of seeking community feedback. In April of 2022 we began a community conversation with our online community education series discussion with the Sheriff. You can view that presentation here.
Following the presentation were a series of community conversations with various community groups and a community feedback survey. The goal of these sessions was not about convincing anyone, but was about listening, understanding and learning. Taking all information into consideration a decision was made by the Sheriff to allow the use of LPR technology in alignment with our values and in the limited scope laid out in our policy.