Nixa Police Now Using Flock Cameras to Fight Crime

Nixa Police Now Using Flock Cameras to Fight Crime

June 28, 2023

The Nixa Police Department is announcing the implementation of Flock cameras in Nixa to solve and reduce crime. Four automated license plate reading (ALPR) cameras built by Flock Safety have been installed in the community. Flock Safety is a public safety technology company which helps neighborhoods, communities, and law enforcement work together to fight crime.

Flock Safety ALPR cameras send a real-time alert to law enforcement when a stolen car or known wanted suspect from a state or national crime database is detected. They also send alerts if a vehicle associated with a missing person in an AMBER or Silver Alert is detected.

The Flock Safety system also helps law enforcement solve crime by providing the objective evidence needed for investigations. According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 7 in 10 crimes are committed with a vehicle.

Flock Safety ALPR cameras capture license plates and vehicle characteristics, not people or faces. Each search requires a justification, and the data is never sold or shared with third parties. The cameras are used to solve and reduce property and violent crime, and are not intended for minor traffic or parking violations.

“We are very progressive and always looking for tools to improve our efficiency and effectiveness through the use of technology to fight crime here,” said Major Tennis of the Nixa Police Department. 

Flock Safety cameras are in use in thousands of cities across the country, and the company works with over 2,000 police departments. Communities using Flock Safety ALPR have reported crime reductions of up to 70%.

“At Flock Safety, we believe in building strong bonds between police departments and the citizens they pledge to protect, and we’re proud to partner with the Nixa Police Department to help them in the pursuit of public safety,” said Garrett Langley, CEO of Flock Safety.