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Polk County Sheriff's Office Eagle Lake Polk County FL Drones DJI
The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 29 DJI drones as of 2018, 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: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
City: Eagle Lake
County: Polk County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 29 DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven Polk County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 11 automated license plate reader systems as of 2018.

Links:
Public records (MuckRock)
News article (10 News)

Agency: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
City: Winter Haven
County: Polk County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 11 automated license plate reader systems as of 2018.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven Polk County FL Face Recognition Idemia
The Polk 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: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
City: Winter Haven
County: Polk County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Polk 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.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven Polk County FL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Polk 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.

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

Agency: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
City: Winter Haven
County: Polk County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Polk 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.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Des Moines Polk County, Warren County IA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Polk 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: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: IA
City: Des Moines
County: Polk County, Warren County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Polk 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.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Crookston Polk County MN Drones DJI
The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates two DJI drones as of 2018, 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: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: MN
City: Crookston
County: Polk County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates two DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Benton Polk County TN Predictive Policing IBM
The Polk 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.

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

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

The Polk 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.