Village installing cameras, license plate readers


In the coming weeks, the Village of Rockville Centre will be increasing its security measures, adding security cameras to police headquarters and installing license plate readers thanks to a federal grant.

The village was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Byrne Justice Assistance Program to install the monitoring devices.

The license plate readers will scan every car coming into and out of the village. Police will be able to use the information to track vehicles that are used to commit crimes and increase public safety.

The readers will not be continuously monitored. They will record the plates of cars and will be reviewed by Rockville Centre police when necessary. Exact details of where they will be located and how they will be used could not be divulged.

“The safety and the security of our residents is a top priority of this administration,” Rockville Centre Mayor Francis Murray said in a release. “We will continue to avail ourselves of all grants that can provide state-of-the-art technology for our village.”