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Vigilant Solutions to recognize innovative police use of LPR, facial recognition tech


Vigilant Solutions is now accepting nominations for its annual Best in Force award, an award recognizing law enforcement’s innovative use of license plate recognition (LPR) and/or facial recognition technology.

The winning agency will be announced in October at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and will receive a $5,000 donation to the agency’s Fallen Officer Fund or another fund of their choice.

“Every day we hear from agencies the stories of how they are leveraging LPR and facial recognition to keep communities safe and solve crimes,” explained Shawn Smith, founder and president of Vigilant Solutions.” This award recognizes those agencies that leave no stone unturned in the use of LPR and/or facial recognition technology to fulfill their missions to protect and serve.”

Any U.S. law enforcement agency utilizing LPR and/or facial recognition technology are eligible and agencies may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another agency. Nomination forms are due by September 19, 2017, with a final selection made by September 27, 2017. The winning agency will be notified directly with an official presentation of the award to take place during the annual IACP Conference in Philadelphia, October 21-24, 2017.

Last year, Roger Rodriguez, a world-renowned facial recognition expert with more than twenty years experience with the New York City Police Department (NYPD), joined Vigilant Solutions in the role of Manager of Image Analytics.

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