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  • ? Cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that are used to track license plates.
  • ? Video cameras that police attach to their uniforms to record interactions with the public.
  • ? A voluntary registry of privacy security cameras people have installed on their properties.
  • ? Devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers to surveillance people's phones.
  • ? Remote-controlled aerial vehicles that police use to gather footage from the sky.
  • ? Software that can identify or verify the identity of an individual using their face.
  • ? Intelligence centers that enable information sharing between local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies.
  • ? A system of acoustic sensors mounted on street lights or on the sides of buildings that passively listen for gunshots.
  • ? Software that suggests neighborhoods or individuals for further law enforcement attention.
  • ? Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance video, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time.
  • ? Police negotiate partnerships with Ring to promote home surveillance devices and neighborhood watch app to private residents.
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Bentonville Benton County AR Drones DJI
The Benton County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Spreading Wings drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

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Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Benton County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Spreading Wings drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Foley Benton County MN Drones DJI
The Benton County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2020, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: MN
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Benton County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2020, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Foley Benton County MN Automated License Plate Readers
The ​Benton County Sheriff's Office disclosed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that it uses automated license plate readers.

Links:
Government information (Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: MN
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The ​Benton County Sheriff's Office disclosed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that it uses automated license plate readers.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Corvallis Benton County OR Drones DJI
The Benton County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: OR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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

Benton County Sheriff's Office Corvallis Benton County OR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Benton County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: OR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Benton County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Benton County Sheriff's Office Camden Benton County TN Predictive Policing IBM
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has access to a predictive analytics system developed by IBM to identify locations where vehicle crashes and DUIs are likely to occur. All 95 county sheriffs in the state access the system, which is managed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Government information (Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security)
Government information (Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security)
News article (Fox17)

Agency: Benton County Sheriff's Office
State: TN
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: IBM

The Benton County Sheriff's Office has access to a predictive analytics system developed by IBM to identify locations where vehicle crashes and DUIs are likely to occur. All 95 county sheriffs in the state access the system, which is managed by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.