Kenosha Police Chief Explains New “Geo-fencing” System

By Pete Serzant, WLIP News

KENOSHA, WI (WLIP)–Kenosha Police have a new tool to detect crime in our community with the Common Council approving Flock Security geo-fencing for the city.

The system can spot vehicles wanted in connection with a crime.

But what will law enforcement do with that information?

Kenosha Police Chief Patrick Patton told WLIP’s Happenings Q and A that will depend on the situation.

He says officers want to avoid starting a potential high speed chase if at all possible.

The chief says that police can investigate stolen vehicles and note who is inside without initiating a traffic stop.

Geo-fencing collects that license plate number as well as make and model of a vehicle but differs from other technology such as speed and red light cameras.

Any info recorded is subject to oversight and open records laws.

You can listen to the full interview with Chief Patton here.