I can't speak for the OP, but that is what I thought when I first read his post and what I based my answer on. Thanks for the verification.On the back deck lid? As in the trunk lid? We aint supposed to have anything on there.
Now, if'n the OP meant like inside the back window (we used to call this the package shelf), then yes, thats just the inside mounted radar antennae.
I'd be interested in seeing a photo. I don't recall seeing anything on the trunk facing back. Like Motorhead said, I have seen the rear facing radar on the deck below the rear window.license plate readers are probably it. I see the same cams at toll booths and city parking enforcement van(s)
I have seen it one one unmarked CV and one marked. Will get a pic of it next time. It is definitely on the trunk lid and is very gaudy. You can't miss it.
no, the "false hits" are in reference to "like match" responses when the VSP guys run an individual's info on the MDT and it isn't the person in question. Whenever there is a hit response to an MDT query, the dispatcher gets an instant notification and quickly compares the hit response to what the trooper/officer just ran to see if it cvould be the same person. Meantime, the trooper/officer is doing the same thing. Whoever determines first will announce if it's a false hit.
I can always be counted on to make a simple answer "seem" complicated...
I roger all of that.People use others ID's, human error in the data input (I had a young man who worked for me while in the AF. He had automatic deposit. One day he got a pay stub with $0 deposited. Seems a guy with a SSN close to his canceled his direct deposit and my guys number got typed in.), some don't carry an ID, most ID's no longer carry the SSN (which was originally NOT supposed to be used for identification purposes).
At least it is nice to know there are some double checks when there is a question.
Soundexing would be pretty logical if you're running someone who doesn't have an ID. Census records around the turn of the century were soundexed, and any number of genealogical sites can explain the system. I'd be curious to know if VCIN actually does this when there isn't a numerical to keep things clear.when I used to work for a local PD, we were told that the searches are not truly a search for those exact characters. they were using what they called "sound-exing". If you looked up a Richard Nixon, it might catch a Richard Nickson. It it had something to do with taking too long to run a true search on a name. I ran someone once with a name close to mine and got several hits back. This was all some time ago, so I don't know if VCIN has gone through any upgrades. Who knows, maybe the problem was was with the locality I worked for.