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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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Rockford Police Department Rockford Ogle County, Winnebago County IL Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Rockford Police Department spent $310,000 on ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2018.

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News article (RR Star)

Agency: Rockford Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Rockford Police Department spent $310,000 on ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2018.

Rockford Police Department Rockford Ogle County, Winnebago County IL Drones DJI
The Rockford Police Department operates eight DJI drones as of 2017, 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: Rockford Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Rockford Police Department operates eight DJI drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Rockford Police Department Rockford Ogle County, Winnebago County IL Camera Registry
The Rockford Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

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Government information (City of Rockford)

Agency: Rockford Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

The Rockford Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

Rockford Police Department Rockford Ogle County, Winnebago County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Rockford Police Department 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: Rockford Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Rockford Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.