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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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Orange County Sheriff's Office Santa Ana Orange County CA Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Orange County Sheriff's Office scanned 1,551,078 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

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Public records (MuckRock)
Audit (California State Auditor)

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: CA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Orange County Sheriff's Office scanned 1,551,078 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $225,000 to the Orange County Sheriff's Office in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $225,000 to the Orange County Sheriff's Office in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Drones Draganfly Innovations
The Orange County Sheriff's Office operates five Draganfly Innovations drones as of 2013, 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: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Draganfly Innovations

The Orange County Sheriff's Office operates five Draganfly Innovations drones as of 2013, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Orange County Sheriff's Office shared data collected using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers with 55 other law enforcement agencies, according to documents produced in 2018.

Links:
Public records (MuckRock)

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Orange County Sheriff's Office shared data collected using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers with 55 other law enforcement agencies, according to documents produced in 2018.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Predictive Policing PredPol
The Orange County Sheriff's Office began using PredPol predictive policing software in 2014.

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Government information (Orange County Sheriff's Department annual report t)
Public records (Article detailing use of PredPol by Orange County in Ocoee sector.)
News article (Orlando Sentinel article detailing use of PredPol in Orange county.)

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: PredPol

The Orange County Sheriff's Office began using PredPol predictive policing software in 2014.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Face Recognition Idemia
The Orange County Sheriff's Office is one of more than 275 law enforcement agencies with access to the Face Analysis Comparison & Examination System (FACES), a face recognition program maintained by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Investigators may upload an image to search more than 25-million Florida driver's license photos and mugshots.

Links:
News article (Orlando Sentinel)
Academic Report (Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law)
Public records (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office)

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Orange County Sheriff's Office is one of more than 275 law enforcement agencies with access to the Face Analysis Comparison & Examination System (FACES), a face recognition program maintained by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Investigators may upload an image to search more than 25-million Florida driver's license photos and mugshots.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando Orange County FL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Orange County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)
Public records (Shreyas Gandlur)

Agency: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Orange County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Orange County Sheriff's Office Goshen Orange County NY Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Orange County Sheriff's Office 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: Orange County Sheriff's Office
State: NY
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Orange County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.