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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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Washington County Sheriff's Office Fayetteville Washington County AR Drones
The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates two 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: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Washington County Sheriff's Office Stillwater Washington County MN Drones DJI
The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2016, 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: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: MN
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Stillwater Washington County MN Automated License Plate Readers
The ​Washington County Sheriff's Office disclosed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that it uses automated license plate readers.

Links:
Government information (Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)

Agency: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: MN
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The ​Washington County Sheriff's Office disclosed to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension that it uses automated license plate readers.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Marietta Washington County OH Drones DJI
The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2016, 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: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: OH
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Hillsboro Washington County OR Body-worn Cameras
The Washington County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

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Policy (Washington County Sheriff's Office)

Agency: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: OR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Washington County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Hillsboro Washington County OR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Washington 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.

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Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: OR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Washington 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.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Jonesborough Washington County TN Predictive Policing IBM
The Washington 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: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: TN
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: IBM

The Washington 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.

Washington County Sheriff's Office West Bend Washington County WI Drones DJI
The Washington County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire 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: Washington County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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