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County cameras do not issue tickets but the city of Watkinsville ones do

When talking about Flock cameras, Oconee County Sheriff James Hale works to assuage fears of mass surveillance run amok, explaining that the 23 county-installed cameras installed throughout the county help reduce, solve and prevent crimes. Fifteen of those cameras are in key areas throughout the county, and eight are located in the county parks.

“We do not use these cameras to write citations, nor are they capable of doing so,” he explained in a public statement last week. “Unlike some ticket-writing cameras used by other law enforcement agencies, which may be funded by the revenue they generate, our cameras do not generate any type of revenue and are funded through the Sheriff’s Office annual budget.”

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  1. Joel Bailey on January 30, 2024 at 11:29 am

    The sheriffs comment is not necessarily true, as I just received a ticket for an expired tag sticker from October. The issue was resolved in the county in which I live, but I received a citation nonetheless.

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