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Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Chicago Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2006 and increased its fleet of ALPR-equippped vehicles in 2019.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Chicago Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2006 and increased its fleet of ALPR-equippped vehicles in 2019.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Chicago Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Chicago Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
In 2018, the Chicago Police Department signed a three-year contract worth $23 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology. The network of sensors spans 100 square miles and 12 police districts.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

In 2018, the Chicago Police Department signed a three-year contract worth $23 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology. The network of sensors spans 100 square miles and 12 police districts.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Real-Time Crime Center
The Chicago Police Department operates six Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSCs) which are district-level real-time crime centers.The Strategic Support Decision Centers were launched in 2017 and utilize over 35,000 cameras. They have access to at least 240 ALPRs, gunshot detection technology, face recognition, and other databases.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Chicago Police Department operates six Strategic Decision Support Centers (SDSCs) which are district-level real-time crime centers.The Strategic Support Decision Centers were launched in 2017 and utilize over 35,000 cameras. They have access to at least 240 ALPRs, gunshot detection technology, face recognition, and other databases.

University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
As of 2019, the University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department has 75 body-worn cameras.
Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

As of 2019, the University of Illinois at Chicago Police Department has 75 body-worn cameras.

University of Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
As of 2019, 75 University of Chicago Police Department officers wear body-worn cameras.
Agency: University of Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

As of 2019, 75 University of Chicago Police Department officers wear body-worn cameras.

Metra Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
The Metra Police Department began their body-worn camera program in January 2018. As of 2019, all 112 active duty officers utilize body-worn cameras.
Agency: Metra Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Metra Police Department began their body-worn camera program in January 2018. As of 2019, all 112 active duty officers utilize body-worn cameras.

Loyola University Chicago Department of Campus Safety Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
The Loyola University Chicago Department of Campus Safety began using body-worn cameras in August 2018. The Department utilizes 43 body-worn cameras, with 33 cameras assigned to uniformed officers.
Agency: Loyola University Chicago Department of Campus Safety
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Loyola University Chicago Department of Campus Safety began using body-worn cameras in August 2018. The Department utilizes 43 body-worn cameras, with 33 cameras assigned to uniformed officers.

Cook County Sheriff's Office Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office uses Axon body-worn camera across all departments. This includes: 399 BWCs in the police department, 164 BWCs in the courts, 117 BWCs in corrections department, 125 BWCs in community corrections, 16 BWCs in strategic operations, and 10 BWCs in the training academy, and 21 additional BWCs.
Agency: Cook County Sheriff's Office
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office uses Axon body-worn camera across all departments. This includes: 399 BWCs in the police department, 164 BWCs in the courts, 117 BWCs in corrections department, 125 BWCs in community corrections, 16 BWCs in strategic operations, and 10 BWCs in the training academy, and 21 additional BWCs.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
The Chicago Police Department uses approximately 7,650 body-worn cameras.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Chicago Police Department uses approximately 7,650 body-worn cameras.

Chicago Crime Prevention and Information Center Chicago Cook County IL Fusion Center
The Chicago Crime Prevention and Information Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.
Agency: Chicago Crime Prevention and Information Center
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Chicago Crime Prevention and Information Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Cell-site Simulator Harris Corp.
The Chicago Police Department acquired Stingray II cell-site simulators from Harris Corp. in 2008 and 2009.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor: Harris Corp.

The Chicago Police Department acquired Stingray II cell-site simulators from Harris Corp. in 2008 and 2009.

METRA Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Drones
The METRA Police Department operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: METRA Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The METRA Police Department operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Chicago Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions' CityProtect platform.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Chicago Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions' CityProtect platform.

Metra Railroad Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Drones
The Metra Railroad Police Department has purchased four drones, according to the 2022 Illinois Freedom from Drome Surveillance Act Report
Agency: Metra Railroad Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Metra Railroad Police Department has purchased four drones, according to the 2022 Illinois Freedom from Drome Surveillance Act Report

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Drones
The Chicago Police Department has purchased 12 drones, according to the 2022 Illinois Freedom from Drome Surveillance Act Report
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Chicago Police Department has purchased 12 drones, according to the 2022 Illinois Freedom from Drome Surveillance Act Report

Chicago Office of Emergency Management & Communications Chicago Cook County IL Camera Registry
The Chicago Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.
Agency: Chicago Office of Emergency Management & Communications
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

The Chicago Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

Chicago Police Department Chicago Cook County IL Face Recognition DataWorks Plus
The Chicago Police Department has used DataWorks face recognition technology since 2013.
Agency: Chicago Police Department
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: DataWorks Plus

The Chicago Police Department has used DataWorks face recognition technology since 2013.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Chicago O'Hare International Airport Chicago Cook County IL Face Recognition
The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is one of 18 airports where Customs and Border Protection is using face recognition technology as of March 2019. An executive order signed by Pres. Trump in 2019 requires Customs and Border Protection to install face recognition technology at the United States' top 20 airports by 2021.
Agency: U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Chicago O'Hare International Airport
State: IL
City: Chicago
County: Cook County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is one of 18 airports where Customs and Border Protection is using face recognition technology as of March 2019. An executive order signed by Pres. Trump in 2019 requires Customs and Border Protection to install face recognition technology at the United States' top 20 airports by 2021.

Northlake Police Department Northlake Cook County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Northlake Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.
Agency: Northlake Police Department
State: IL
City: Northlake
County: Cook County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Northlake Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.

Hodgkins Police Department Hodgkins Cook County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Hodgkins Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.
Agency: Hodgkins Police Department
State: IL
City: Hodgkins
County: Cook County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Hodgkins Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.

Berkeley Police Department Berkeley Cook County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Berkeley Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.
Agency: Berkeley Police Department
State: IL
City: Berkeley
County: Cook County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Berkeley Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.

Orland Park Police Department Orland Cook County IL Camera Registry Fusus
The Orland Park Police Department utilizes the Fusus camera registry and video integration system.
Agency: Orland Park Police Department
State: IL
City: Orland
County: Cook County
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Fusus

The Orland Park Police Department utilizes the Fusus camera registry and video integration system.

Hometown Police Department Hometown Cook County IL Body-worn Cameras
The Hometown Police Department received a $11,575 US Bureau of Justice Assistance grant in 2022 for its body-worn camera program.
Agency: Hometown Police Department
State: IL
City: Hometown
County: Cook County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Hometown Police Department received a $11,575 US Bureau of Justice Assistance grant in 2022 for its body-worn camera program.

North Riverside Police Department North Riverside Cook County IL Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The North Riverside Police Department received authorization to purchase seven automated license plate readers from Flock Safety in October 2022.
Agency: North Riverside Police Department
State: IL
City: North Riverside
County: Cook County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The North Riverside Police Department received authorization to purchase seven automated license plate readers from Flock Safety in October 2022.