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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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Union County Sheriff's Office El Dorado Union County AR Drones DJI
The Union County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI S1000 drone as of 2015, 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: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Union County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI S1000 drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Union County Sheriff's Office Jonesboro Union County IL Body-worn Cameras
The Union County Sheriff’s Office has eight body-worn cameras.

Links:
Annual report (Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board)

Agency: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: IL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has eight body-worn cameras.

Union County Sheriff's Office Elizabeth Union County NJ Body-worn Cameras
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office awarded the Union County Sheriff's Office a $6,500 grant to purchase 13 body-worn cameras in 2015.

Links:
Government information (New Jersey Attorney General)
Government data (New Jersey Attorney General)
News article (NJ.com)

Agency: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: NJ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office awarded the Union County Sheriff's Office a $6,500 grant to purchase 13 body-worn cameras in 2015.

Union County Sheriff's Office Marysville Union County OH Drones Leptron
The Union County Sheriff's Office operates one Leptron RDASS drone as of 2017, 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: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: OH
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Leptron

The Union County Sheriff's Office operates one Leptron RDASS drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Union County Sheriff's Office Marysville Union County OH Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Union 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.

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

Agency: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: OH
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Union 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.

Union County Sheriff's Office Union Union County SC Body-worn Cameras
The Union County Sheriff’s Office purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $8,145 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Links:
News article (The Berkeley Observer)

Agency: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Union County Sheriff’s Office purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $8,145 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Union County Sheriff's Office Elk Point Union County SD Drones
The Union County Sheriff's Office operates one drone, 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: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: SD
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Union County Sheriff's Office Maynardville Union County TN Predictive Policing IBM
The Union 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: Union County Sheriff's Office
State: TN
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: IBM

The Union 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.