Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr is pleased to announce that the new LPR system, dubbed Hammond Blue Net, was instrumental in identifying a vehicle in connection with multiple home invasions and robberies in both Hammond and Lansing. The information led the Hammond Police to the identification and capture of a suspect who is currently in custody pending charges.
The LPR (license plate reader) cameras are located at every major entry and exit point in Hammond. Vehicles entering the City will have their license plate read and transmitted to a patrol car. The LPR system will assist the police in detecting persons wanted for a crime already committed, or stop them on the way to their next one.
“I’m pleased with what “Hammond Blue Net”, our citywide LPR camera system, and our Police department has accomplished so far,” stated Mayor McDermott. “I want criminals to know that we mean business in Hammond and to think twice before committing a crime here.”
“We see great potential from this technology,” stated Police Chief John Doughty. “This is not the first case solved with the LPR cameras, nor will it be the last. We are proud to employ the newest technology in the Hammond Police Department to capture people who commit crimes in our City.”