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Warner Robins council approves 75+ license plate-reading cameras

The contract is complete and they'll be up and running by next summer throughout Houston County.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — More than 75 additional license plate-reading, FLOCK cameras will soon be on the side of the road in Houston County.

The City of Warner Robins unanimously approved the cameras Monday night during their called meeting. The contract is now complete and the cameras will be up and running by next summer throughout Houston County.

The Houston County Board of Commission, City of Perry, City of Centerville had previously approved the FLOCK cameras.

Last week, Houston County District Attorney Will Kendall said the solar power cameras would be located in high-crime areas and the side of state highways throughout Houston County. He said they would not be recording any video, but taking still images of license plates.

Kendall says the additional cameras will help his office prosecute criminals.

Houston Commission Chairman Tommy Stalnaker also said last week that the board agreed to pay for the cameras for the first four years of the contract, "During which time you are going to need to find a future funding source to continue it. It will also give you time to examine the results."

Stalnaker says one year costs about $185,000. The estimated four-year total is $740,000.

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