In an effort to both prevent and solve crime, the Abilene Police Department has partnered with Flock Safety to install two automated license plate readers in Abilene. These license plate readers have the ability to send real-time alerts to law enforcement when a stolen car or known wanted suspect from a national crime database passes by a camera. They can also send alerts if a vehicle associated with a missing person in AMBER or Silver Alert is detected. Flock Safety cameras are utilized by over 2,000 law enforcement agencies in 42 states. Law enforcement agencies have reported crime reductions of up to 70% when deploying Flock Safety in their communities.