Random Notes on NJ Government

State policy on Automatic License Plate Readers

Of possible interest is the Somers Point Police General Order that governs the use of Automatic License Plate Readers (ALPR) on-line here.  The Somers Point order adopts the Attorney General’s ALPR policy. Of interest to records requestors is Section 13 which treats all stored ALPR data as a “criminal investigatory record” not subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project. Please send all comments to