Winnebago County Sheriff's deputies in Machesney Park get license plate readers

MACHESNEY PARK, Ill. (WIFR) - More than 40 thousand dollars have been invested in technology for the Machesney Park division of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

The money is being used to purchase license plate readers for two squad cars. The plate readers could make it easier for deputies to find suspect vehicles without the distraction of looking up the plate manually.

The City of Rockford and Loves Park already have similar technology in their squads.