Brielle police to install license plate readers around town


BRIELLE — The Brielle Police Department will be taking a more aggressive and proactive approach to combat vehicle theft and other criminal activity in the borough, Councilman Frank Garruzzo announced Monday night.

During his committee report Mr. Garruzzo read two memos from Brielle Chief of Police Gary Olsen, one of which outlines the department’s plan to combat the ongoing issue of vehicle theft in the borough.

The department plans to install six, permanently mounted, automated license plate readers in “strategic” locations throughout Brielle, Mr. Garruzzo said.


The cameras will be used to collect data for “criminal intelligence purposes only. … There’s no personally identifiable information contained in license plate reader capture,” he said, adding that the “data by itself is completely anonymous.”

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