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New mobile license plate readers in Hendry County

Posted at 12:50 PM, May 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-10 12:51:00-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — The Hendry County Sheriff's Office has a new tool to keep you safe.

They purchased two new mobile license plate readers using an 81-thousand dollar grant from the Florida Sheriff's Association.

The devices are used during large events like festivals.

The message board can send out emergency alerts to drivers.

Deputies say, right now, they will be using them to locate and track criminals.