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Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Face Recognition IDEMIA
The Harris County Sheriff's Office purchased a facial recognition system in 2002 from Imagis Technologies, Inc.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: IDEMIA

The Harris County Sheriff's Office purchased a facial recognition system in 2002 from Imagis Technologies, Inc.

Houston Police Department Houston Houston County TX Predictive Policing AISight
The Houston Police Department acquired AISight predictive policing as early as 2012, which was still in use as of 2020.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: Houston County
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: AISight

The Houston Police Department acquired AISight predictive policing as early as 2012, which was still in use as of 2020.

University of Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras
The University of Houston Police Department uses body-worn cameras.
Agency: University of Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of Houston Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers
University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services implemented automated license plate readers in 2018.
Agency: University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services implemented automated license plate readers in 2018.

Texas Southern University Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras WOLFCOM
The Texas Southern University Police Department received a donation of 40 Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015.
Agency: Texas Southern University Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: WOLFCOM

The Texas Southern University Police Department received a donation of 40 Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Video Analytics BriefCam
The Harris County Sheriff's Office was in the process of finalizing the purchase of Briefcam video analytics in October 2020.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Video Analytics
Vendor: BriefCam

The Harris County Sheriff's Office was in the process of finalizing the purchase of Briefcam video analytics in October 2020.

Memorial Villages Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Memorial Village Police Department has installed Flock automated license plate readers as part of its "Virtual Gateway" program.
Agency: Memorial Villages Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Memorial Village Police Department has installed Flock automated license plate readers as part of its "Virtual Gateway" program.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Real-Time Crime Center
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office revealed its Real-Time Crime Center and Incident Management Unit in 2016, which is maintained in the Houston TranStar building. The RTCC has access to over 30 databases and is a communications and monitoring center where crime data is collected, analyzed and dispatched to patrol officers during criminal activities. The RTCC access both public and private cameras, through a program called Secure Watch. RTCC staff also have access to face recognition technology.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office revealed its Real-Time Crime Center and Incident Management Unit in 2016, which is maintained in the Houston TranStar building. The RTCC has access to over 30 databases and is a communications and monitoring center where crime data is collected, analyzed and dispatched to patrol officers during criminal activities. The RTCC access both public and private cameras, through a program called Secure Watch. RTCC staff also have access to face recognition technology.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Real-Time Crime Center
The Houston Police Department merged two units—command center and the crime analysis division—into a singular, 24-hour crime center in 2008. The RTCC’s goal is “to disseminate crime information and investigative-support data to officers and investigators in the field in ‘real-time’ as an incident occurs.” The RTCC employs 12 civilian criminal intelligence analysts and 22 officers.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Houston Police Department merged two units—command center and the crime analysis division—into a singular, 24-hour crime center in 2008. The RTCC’s goal is “to disseminate crime information and investigative-support data to officers and investigators in the field in ‘real-time’ as an incident occurs.” The RTCC employs 12 civilian criminal intelligence analysts and 22 officers.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Houston Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Houston Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Memorial Villages Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Memorial Villages Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Memorial Villages Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Memorial Villages Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Fusion Center
The Houston Regional Intelligence Service 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: Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Houston Regional Intelligence Service 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.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Cell-site Simulator
The Houston Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2007, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

The Houston Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2007, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones
The Harris County Sheriff's Office operates one drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Harris County Sheriff's Office operates one drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones
The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 operates two drones, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Harris County Constable Precinct 5
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 operates two drones, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $358,886 to the Houston Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $358,886 to the Houston Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $1,398,812 to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $1,398,812 to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Face Recognition
The George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 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 - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 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.

Pasadena Police Department Pasadena ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras Utility
The Pasadena Police Department spent $940,196 on BodyWorn body-worn cameras for all of its officers in 2020, which it covered covered through a 1/2-cent sales tax collected in the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District designed to fund police-releated items.
Agency: Pasadena Police Department
State: TX
City: Pasadena
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Utility

The Pasadena Police Department spent $940,196 on BodyWorn body-worn cameras for all of its officers in 2020, which it covered covered through a 1/2-cent sales tax collected in the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District designed to fund police-releated items.

Bellaire Police Department Bellaire ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock
The Bellaire Police Department started a pilot program with 10 Flock automated license plate readers in 2020.
Agency: Bellaire Police Department
State: TX
City: Bellaire
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock

The Bellaire Police Department started a pilot program with 10 Flock automated license plate readers in 2020.

Katy Police Department Katy ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Waller County TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Katy Police Department installed 22 Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2020.
Agency: Katy Police Department
State: TX
City: Katy
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Waller County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Katy Police Department installed 22 Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2020.

Crockett Police Department Crockett Houston County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Crockett Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Crockett Police Department
State: TX
City: Crockett
County: Houston County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Crockett Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Deer Park Police Department Deer Park ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Deer Park Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Deer Park Police Department
State: TX
City: Deer Park
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Deer Park Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Bellaire Police Department Bellaire ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Bellaire Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Bellaire Police Department
State: TX
City: Bellaire
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Bellaire Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

West University Place Police Department West University Place ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The West University Place Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: West University Place Police Department
State: TX
City: West University Place
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The West University Place Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.