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Round Rock Police Department Round Rock Williamson County TX Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Round Rock Police Department scanned 27,737 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.
Agency: Round Rock Police Department
State: TX
City: Round Rock
County: Williamson County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Round Rock Police Department scanned 27,737 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

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.

Sunset Valley Police Department Sunset Valley Travis County TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Sun Valley City Council approved "an agreement with Flock Safety for a public surveillance camera program for an amount not to exceed $27,500" in November 2021.
Agency: Sunset Valley Police Department
State: TX
City: Sunset Valley
County: Travis County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Sun Valley City Council approved "an agreement with Flock Safety for a public surveillance camera program for an amount not to exceed $27,500" in November 2021.

Hays County Sheriff's Office San Marcos Hays County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Hays County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.
Agency: Hays County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: San Marcos
County: Hays County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Texas State University Police Department San Marcos Hays County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Texas State University Police Department uses body-worn cameras.
Agency: Texas State University Police Department
State: TX
City: San Marcos
County: Hays County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Texas State University Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Leander Police Department Leander Williamson County, Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Leander Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2015, but upgraded to Axon cameras in 2017.
Agency: Leander Police Department
State: TX
City: Leander
County: Williamson County, Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Leander Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2015, but upgraded to Axon 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.

Sunset Valley Police Department Sunset Valley Travis County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Sunset Valley Police Department received $10,700 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to purchase 10 body-worn cameras through the 2022 Small, Rural, Tribal BWC Microgrant program.
Agency: Sunset Valley Police Department
State: TX
City: Sunset Valley
County: Travis County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Sunset Valley Police Department received $10,700 from the Bureau of Justice Assistance to purchase 10 body-worn cameras through the 2022 Small, Rural, Tribal BWC Microgrant program.

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.

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

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

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.

Round Rock Police Department Round Rock Williamson County TX Drones
The Round Rock Police Department operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Round Rock Police Department
State: TX
City: Round Rock
County: Williamson County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Round Rock Police Department operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

San Marcos Police Department San Marcos Hays County TX Drones
The San Marcos Police Department operates one drone, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: San Marcos Police Department
State: TX
City: San Marcos
County: Hays County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The San Marcos Police Department operates one drone, 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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.