Insight LPR’s License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology recently captured an image at 4:00 AM on a rainy morning of an active shooting episode that capped off a weekend of gun-related crime in the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Using Matrix Central, City of Kalamazoo police officers could efficiently search through plate scans captured during this time frame to identify the license plate and vehicle data and an image of the active shooter in action. Officers can generate the actionable evidence necessary to investigate and prosecute this crime safely with this information.

“Reducing gun violence is a top priority of KDPS and all technology options are on the table. We recently added Insight LPR technology to our LPR system which greatly increases our ability to capture vehicles in low light conditions and inclement weather.”, said Deputy Chief Matthew Huber. “Insight LPR has provided us the tools to help solve crimes that would normally be unsolvable. We have been impressed with the quality of the equipment and images as well as the customer support that we have received. Insight LPR is a key partner in helping Kalamazoo stay safe.”