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Agency City County State Technology Vendor
Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Boston Police Department began using Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Boston Police Department began using Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.

Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
The Boston Police Department acquired automatic license plate readers as early as 2010 but suspended the program in 2013 after a data breach before reinstalling the technology in 2017.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

The Boston Police Department acquired automatic license plate readers as early as 2010 but suspended the program in 2013 after a data breach before reinstalling the technology in 2017.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation Boston Suffolk County MA Face Recognition
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation responds to face recognition requests from law enforcement on specific case by case queries related to criminal investigations.
Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation responds to face recognition requests from law enforcement on specific case by case queries related to criminal investigations.

Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Boston Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2007.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Boston Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2007.

Boston Regional Intelligence Center Boston Suffolk County MA Fusion Center
The Boston 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: Boston Regional Intelligence Center
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Boston 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.

Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Cell-site Simulator Tactical Support Equipment
The Boston Police Department purchased a cell-site simulator from Tactical Support Equipment in 2019. Previously, BPD used another vendor.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor: Tactical Support Equipment

The Boston Police Department purchased a cell-site simulator from Tactical Support Equipment in 2019. Previously, BPD used another vendor.

Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Drones
The Boston Police Department operates three drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Boston Police Department Boston Suffolk County MA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Boston Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.
Agency: Boston Police Department
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Boston Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app through an agency account.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Boston Logan International Airport Boston Suffolk County MA Face Recognition
The Boston Logan International Airport is one of 18 airports where Customs and Border Protection is using face recognition technology as of March 2019. An executive order signed by Pres. Trump in 2019 requires Customs and Border Protection to install face recognition technology at the United States' top 20 airports by 2021.
Agency: U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Boston Logan International Airport
State: MA
City: Boston
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Boston Logan International Airport is one of 18 airports where Customs and Border Protection is using face recognition technology as of March 2019. An executive order signed by Pres. Trump in 2019 requires Customs and Border Protection to install face recognition technology at the United States' top 20 airports by 2021.

Chelsea Police Department Chelsea Suffolk County MA Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
The Chelsea Police Department acquired automated license plate readers in 2010.
Agency: Chelsea Police Department
State: MA
City: Chelsea
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

The Chelsea Police Department acquired automated license plate readers in 2010.

Revere Police Department Revere Suffolk County MA Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
The Revere Police Department had one ELSAG system as of 2010 and acquired L3 automated license plate readers after receiving the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in 2010.
Agency: Revere Police Department
State: MA
City: Revere
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

The Revere Police Department had one ELSAG system as of 2010 and acquired L3 automated license plate readers after receiving the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant in 2010.

Revere Police Department Revere Suffolk County MA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Revere Police Department employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.
Agency: Revere Police Department
State: MA
City: Revere
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Revere Police Department employs ShopSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Chelsea Police Department Chelsea Suffolk County MA Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Chelsea Police Department uses ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.
Agency: Chelsea Police Department
State: MA
City: Chelsea
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Chelsea Police Department uses ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology.

Winthrop Police Department Winthrop Suffolk County MA Body-worn Cameras
The Winthrop Police Department received a grant of $83,695.00 from the Massachusetts FY23 Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) Grant Program.
Agency: Winthrop Police Department
State: MA
City: Winthrop
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Winthrop Police Department received a grant of $83,695.00 from the Massachusetts FY23 Body-Worn Cameras (BWC) Grant Program.

Chelsea Police Department Chelsea Suffolk County MA Body-worn Cameras
On December 30, 2021 the Massachusetts Governor announced an award of $107,400 to the Chelsea Police Department for its body-worn camera program.
Agency: Chelsea Police Department
State: MA
City: Chelsea
County: Suffolk County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

On December 30, 2021 the Massachusetts Governor announced an award of $107,400 to the Chelsea Police Department for its body-worn camera program.