Doral IT Department is awarded “Excellence in Technology” Award

“Excellence in Technology” Award

The City’s Information Technology (IT) Department has been recognized by the Agency for State Technology with the 2017 Florida’s “Excellence in Technology” Award for the City’s License Plate Readers Smart City Technology Project. Twenty-four projects and 13 individuals were nominated.

The license plate reader system has been extremely impactful by successfully helping the City of Doral Police Department to identify criminals in the area of a crime which aided in City investigations and the apprehension of criminals. The cameras have also assisted detectives in the recovery of stolen vehicles. The system further provides analytical data in categories such as: Missing Person, Amber Alert, Child Abductor, Homicide, Sex Offender, Terrorist and Wanted Vehicles to name a few.

This winning project began during fiscal year 2015, when the IT and Police departments worked together with the license plate reader integrator to develop a well-planned project and within a month, 16 intersections were operational with 96 license plate reader cameras and 38 video monitoring cameras were in place. The work was done effortlessly to ensure all intersections successfully demonstrated the functionality of the design.

The Florida’s “Excellence in Technology” Awards was established to recognize state and local government information technology (IT) projects and professionals demonstrating excellence and providing value to the State of Florida and its citizens. The recognition process is a collaboration between the Florida Agency for State Technology (AST) and e.Republic/Government Technology (GovTech), who hosts the annual Florida Digital Government Summit each May, where the winners were announced.

Agency for State Technology