Automated License Plate Readers

The Burlingame Police Department (BPD) does not own or regularly utilize automated license plate readers (ALPRs). However, ALPRs are available for temporary loan through agencies such as the Northern California Regional Crime Information Center (NCRIC), and there are unique circumstances or cases where the utilization of ALPRs is needed on a temporary basis by the BPD.

Although the system does not retain private information of any kind, we recognize that your privacy is important to you, and that is important to us as well. Data from the ALPR system, like those from the other agencies in our County and much of the Bay Area, is uploaded and retained by NCRIC through their database. NCRIC has a thorough policy and privacy impact assessment to assure the public of our ethical use of this data.

Visit the NCRIC website for policy information and FAQs, as well as their Privacy Impact Analysis.


NCRIC ALPR Privacy Impact Assessment

Frequently Asked Questions about Automated License Plate Readers and Answers from NCRIC