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Documenting Police Tech
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Explore 6,000 datapoints in the U.S. collected by hundreds of researchers. Last updated Oct. 28, 2020 (Methodology)


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Atlas of Surveillance

Documenting Police Tech in Our Communities

The Atlas of Surveillance is a database of the surveillance technologies deployed by law enforcement in communities across the United States. This includes drones, body-worn camera, automated license plate readers, facial recognition, and more.

This research was compiled by more than 500 students and volunteers and incorporates datasets from a variety of public and non-profit sources.

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