Feature in Gwinnett Daily Post by Curt Yeomans. March 18, 2022. View the full story here.
Officials from the Gwinnett Place and Sugarloaf community improvement districts are pointing to an investment in license plate-reading cameras as the reason why crimes in the CIDs dropped significantly in a one-year span.
Both CIDs expanded their use of Flock Safety’s Automatic License Plate Reading cameras, which Gwinnett County police officers based out of the county police department’s Central Precinct used to solve several crimes during the course of 2021. There are 63 cameras located in the Gwinnett Place CID while the Sugarloaf CID has 15.
“Having Flock Safety cameras at our disposal has been invaluable to the department and the statistics prove it,” said Maj. Rafanelli, who is the commander of the Central Precinct. “Both Gwinnett Place CID and Sugarloaf CID have been extremely helpful in placing cameras throughout their districts so we cannot only solve but also help to prevent crimes from taking place.”