Chattanooga City Council Approves Funding for License Plate Readers

Sep 20, 2023 | Political News

Chattanooga makes another move towards becoming a SMART city as leaders work to get new license plate readers set up on the roadways soon.

The Chattanooga City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the automated license plate readers (ALPRs). They will be placed on state routes after the Tennessee Department of Transportation signs off on the list of proposed locations.

The ALPRs will cost approximately $400,000. Expenses will be covered by a state violent crime intervention grant, approved by the city council. 

The plan will push for a joint effort between the Chattanooga Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, and other law enforcement agencies in the area.