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File #: HCC-168-FY22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/6/2021 Final action: 12/6/2021
Title: MOU with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (LPR)
Sponsors: City Administrator
Indexes: Memorandum of Understanding
Attachments: 1. LPR

Submitted by: Michelle Dunklee

Submitting Department: Police Department

Agenda Section: Consent


Item Title:


MOU with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (LPR)



Suggested Action:


I move that the Mayor and Council authorize the City Administrator to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on behalf of the Hyattsville City Police Department to continue as a regional participating jurisdiction with the Law Enforcement License Plate Readers (LPR) Program and authorize the City to expend an amount not to exceed $1,207.00.



Summary Background:

The LPR collects and allows authorized personnel to rapidly access regional LPR data to receive early warnings about potential threats, support investigations and conduct day-to-day law enforcement activities. Images captured by LPR cameras are converted to data using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology which are then compared to a customizable “hot list” that can contain information on vehicles related to auto thefts, AMBER alerts, outstanding warrants, emission testing violations, failure to properly register, and other agency defined information. If an alert or “hit” occurs the jurisdiction that owns the LPR notifies a regional Terror Screening Center operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and responds as needed.


Next Steps:

City Administrator’s signature for authorization.


Fiscal Impact:



City Administrator Comments:

Recommend support.


Community Engagement:



Strategic Goals:

Goal 3 - Promote a Safe and Vibrant Community


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