Automated Licence Plate System

The LaSalle Police Service will soon be deploying an Automatic Licence Plate Recognition System equipped vehicle. The system was recently purchased using funds received through a provincial grant to combat Human Trafficking. The system will be in use in areas where Human Trafficking may be occurring as well as other areas of the Town of LaSalle. The Automated Licence Plate Recognition System (ALPRS), which is installed on a marked police cruiser, automatically scans licence plates up to 20 metres away. The system will alert officers of stolen plates and vehicles, plates registered to suspended drivers, expired permits and other offences. The system will also notify officers of missing and wanted persons and vehicles associated to AMBER alerts.
The information is stored in a “hotlist” and is information that is already available to officers if they were to run your licence plate on the computer in their car themselves; it does not give police access to any new information.
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has released guidelines on the use of ALPRS by police services. This report ensures that our use of this new technology respects your privacy rights recognized under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and that we handle your personal information in a lawful manner. Prior to implementing the ALPRS, a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) will be conducted to assess the potential impact its use could have on your privacy. 
Our collection, retention, use and disclosure of any personal information obtained from the ALPRS program is done so in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.