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Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $750,000 to the Austin Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $750,000 to the Austin Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Face Recognition Clearview AI
In 2019, the Texas Department of Public Safety spent $24,000 for a 12 month subscription with Clearview AI face recognition technology.
Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Clearview AI

In 2019, the Texas Department of Public Safety spent $24,000 for a 12 month subscription with Clearview AI face recognition technology.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Drones Aeryon Labs
The Texas Department of Public Safety operates 17 Aeryon Labs drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Texas Department of Public Safety operates 17 Aeryon Labs drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division Austin Travis County TX Drones DJI
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Law Enforcement Division operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Cell-site Simulator
The Texas Department of Public Safety acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2014, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.
Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

The Texas Department of Public Safety acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2014, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.

Austin Regional Intelligence Center Austin Travis County TX Fusion Center
The Austin Regional Intelligence Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.
Agency: Austin Regional Intelligence Center
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Austin Regional Intelligence Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.

Texas Joint Crime Information Center Austin Travis County TX Fusion Center
The Texas Joint Crime Information Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.
Agency: Texas Joint Crime Information Center
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Texas Joint Crime Information Center is one of 79 fusion centers in the United States. Operated by local and state law enforcement in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a fusion center serves as a command center for gathering, analyzing and disseminating intelligence and other public safety information.

Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Camera Registry
The Austin Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

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

Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Austin Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Austin Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Travis County Sheriff's Office Austin Travis County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Travis 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.
Agency: Travis County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Travis 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.

Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Real-Time Crime Center
The Austin Police Department has operated a real-time crime center since 2010. The RTCC cost about $750,000 and was paid for without city funds through a federal grant. The RTCC accesses a network of 1000 H.A.L.O., or High Activity Location Observation, surveillance cameras throughout the city.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Austin Police Department has operated a real-time crime center since 2010. The RTCC cost about $750,000 and was paid for without city funds through a federal grant. The RTCC accesses a network of 1000 H.A.L.O., or High Activity Location Observation, surveillance cameras throughout the city.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Face Recognition
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) maintains the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles photo repository, which includes a face recognition system established by state statute. The statute also requires that DPS use the face recognition system to aid law enforcement agencies in conducting criminal investigations. DPS also has an agreement to respond to face recognition requests from FBI’s FACE Services.
Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) maintains the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles photo repository, which includes a face recognition system established by state statute. The statute also requires that DPS use the face recognition system to aid law enforcement agencies in conducting criminal investigations. DPS also has an agreement to respond to face recognition requests from FBI’s FACE Services.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Austin Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County TX Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.
Agency: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Austin Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County TX Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.
Agency: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Austin Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County TX Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.
Agency: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Hays County, Travis County, Williamson County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchased Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2013.

University of Texas Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
The University of Texas Austin Police Department purchased about 80 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017.
Agency: University of Texas Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The University of Texas Austin Police Department purchased about 80 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017.

Austin Independent School District Police Department Austin Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
Austin ISD Police Department acquired 89 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019 and had used them for nearly 10 years prior to that.
Agency: Austin Independent School District Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Austin ISD Police Department acquired 89 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019 and had used them for nearly 10 years prior to that.

Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Austin Police Department purchased automated license plate readers in 2016 from Vigilant Solutions for $50,000, and expanded that system for an estimated $350,000.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Austin Police Department purchased automated license plate readers in 2016 from Vigilant Solutions for $50,000, and expanded that system for an estimated $350,000.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Automated License Plate Readers
The Texas Department of Public Safety collects, retains for 3 years, and shares automated license plate reader data.
Agency: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Texas Department of Public Safety collects, retains for 3 years, and shares automated license plate reader data.

Austin Police Department Austin Travis County TX Drones DJI, Skydio
The Austin Police Department started its drone program in 2019. As of late 2021, the agency has 16 DJI Mavics and one Skydio drone.
Agency: Austin Police Department
State: TX
City: Austin
County: Travis County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI, Skydio

The Austin Police Department started its drone program in 2019. As of late 2021, the agency has 16 DJI Mavics and one Skydio drone.

Buda Police Department Buda Hays County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Buda Police Department has been using Axon body-worn cameras since 2015.
Agency: Buda Police Department
State: TX
City: Buda
County: Hays County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Buda Police Department has been using Axon body-worn cameras since 2015.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office Georgetown Williamson County TX Drones DJI, Physical Sciences
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office operates four drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Williamson County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Georgetown
County: Williamson County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI, Physical Sciences

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office operates four drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Georgetown Williamson County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Williamson 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.
Agency: Williamson County Sheriff’s Office
State: TX
City: Georgetown
County: Williamson County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Williamson 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.

Hutto Police Department Hutto Williamson County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Hutto Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2022 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Hutto Police Department
State: TX
City: Hutto
County: Williamson County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Hutto Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2022 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Lakeway Police Department Lakeway Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Lakeway Police Department was the first police department in Texas to use body-worn cameras.
Agency: Lakeway Police Department
State: TX
City: Lakeway
County: Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Lakeway Police Department was the first police department in Texas to use body-worn cameras.