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Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $576,000 to the Birmingham Police Department from 2016-2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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Government information (U.S Department of Justice)
Government information (U.S Department of Justice)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $576,000 to the Birmingham Police Department from 2016-2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
In 2019, the Birmingham Police Department renewed a three-year contract for $2.6 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology.

Links:
News article (WBRC)
News article (CBS42)
News article (AL.com)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

In 2019, the Birmingham Police Department renewed a three-year contract for $2.6 million with ShotSpotter for gunshot detection technology.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Birmingham 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.

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Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Birmingham 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.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Real-Time Crime Center
The Birmingham Police Department received city council approval to spend $1.5 million on its real-time crime center in May 2019. The RTCC has a camera network, including a pilot program with Alabama Power for 95 surveillance cameras around the city—each outfitted gunshot detection sensors. Police also use automated license plate readers.

Links:
News article (Birmingham Times)
News article (AL.com)
News article (6 WBRC)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Birmingham Police Department received city council approval to spend $1.5 million on its real-time crime center in May 2019. The RTCC has a camera network, including a pilot program with Alabama Power for 95 surveillance cameras around the city—each outfitted gunshot detection sensors. Police also use automated license plate readers.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Predictive Policing PredPol
The Birmingham Police Department uses PredPol predictive policing software.

Links:
News article (WBRC)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: PredPol

The Birmingham Police Department uses PredPol predictive policing software.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Birmingham Police Department began installing Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2018 and expanded the program in 2020.

Links:
News article (CBS 42)
News article (Trussville Tribune)
News article (ABC 33-40)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
City: Birmingham
County: Jefferson County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Birmingham Police Department began installing Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2018 and expanded the program in 2020.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Oakland County MI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Birmingham 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.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: MI
City: Birmingham
County: Oakland County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Birmingham 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.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Oakland County MI Body-worn Cameras WatchGuard
The Birmingham City Commissioners approved the purchase 40 WatchGuard body-worn cameras by the Birmingham Police Department for $60,000 in June 2020

Links:
News article (Downtown News Magazine)

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: MI
City: Birmingham
County: Oakland County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: WatchGuard

The Birmingham City Commissioners approved the purchase 40 WatchGuard body-worn cameras by the Birmingham Police Department for $60,000 in June 2020