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Houston Police Department Houston Harris County TX Drones
The Houston Police Department has used drones.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: Harris County
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Houston Police Department has used drones.

Houston Police Department Houston Harris County TX Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Houston Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions' CityProtect platform.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: Harris County
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Houston Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions' CityProtect platform.

Houston Police Department Houston Harris County TX Gunshot Detection Shotspotter
In January 2022, the Houston City Council approved a $3.5 million contract to employ Shotspotter for five years.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: Harris County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: Shotspotter

In January 2022, the Houston City Council approved a $3.5 million contract to employ Shotspotter for five years.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Face Recognition IDEMIA
The Harris County Sheriff's Office purchased a facial recognition system in 2002 from Imagis Technologies, Inc.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: IDEMIA

The Harris County Sheriff's Office purchased a facial recognition system in 2002 from Imagis Technologies, Inc.

Houston Police Department Houston Houston County TX Predictive Policing AISight
The Houston Police Department acquired AISight predictive policing as early as 2012, which was still in use as of 2020.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: Houston County
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor: AISight

The Houston Police Department acquired AISight predictive policing as early as 2012, which was still in use as of 2020.

University of Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras
The University of Houston Police Department uses body-worn cameras.
Agency: University of Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of Houston Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers
University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services implemented automated license plate readers in 2018.
Agency: University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

University of Houston Parking and Transporation Services implemented automated license plate readers in 2018.

Texas Southern University Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras WOLFCOM
The Texas Southern University Police Department received a donation of 40 Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015.
Agency: Texas Southern University Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: WOLFCOM

The Texas Southern University Police Department received a donation of 40 Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Video Analytics BriefCam
The Harris County Sheriff's Office was in the process of finalizing the purchase of Briefcam video analytics in October 2020.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Video Analytics
Vendor: BriefCam

The Harris County Sheriff's Office was in the process of finalizing the purchase of Briefcam video analytics in October 2020.

Memorial Villages Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Memorial Village Police Department has installed Flock automated license plate readers as part of its "Virtual Gateway" program.
Agency: Memorial Villages Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Memorial Village Police Department has installed Flock automated license plate readers as part of its "Virtual Gateway" program.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Real-Time Crime Center
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office revealed its Real-Time Crime Center and Incident Management Unit in 2016, which is maintained in the Houston TranStar building. The RTCC has access to over 30 databases and is a communications and monitoring center where crime data is collected, analyzed and dispatched to patrol officers during criminal activities. The RTCC access both public and private cameras, through a program called Secure Watch. RTCC staff also have access to face recognition technology.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office revealed its Real-Time Crime Center and Incident Management Unit in 2016, which is maintained in the Houston TranStar building. The RTCC has access to over 30 databases and is a communications and monitoring center where crime data is collected, analyzed and dispatched to patrol officers during criminal activities. The RTCC access both public and private cameras, through a program called Secure Watch. RTCC staff also have access to face recognition technology.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎ TX Real-Time Crime Center
The Houston Police Department merged two units—command center and the crime analysis division—into a singular, 24-hour crime center in 2008. The RTCC’s goal is “to disseminate crime information and investigative-support data to officers and investigators in the field in ‘real-time’ as an incident occurs.” The RTCC employs 12 civilian criminal intelligence analysts and 22 officers.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
Vendor:

The Houston Police Department merged two units—command center and the crime analysis division—into a singular, 24-hour crime center in 2008. The RTCC’s goal is “to disseminate crime information and investigative-support data to officers and investigators in the field in ‘real-time’ as an incident occurs.” The RTCC employs 12 civilian criminal intelligence analysts and 22 officers.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Houston 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: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Houston 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.

Memorial Villages Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Memorial Villages Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Memorial Villages Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Memorial Villages Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2018 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center Houston ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎ TX Fusion Center
The Houston Regional Intelligence Service 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: Houston Regional Intelligence Service Center
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Houston Regional Intelligence Service 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.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎ TX Cell-site Simulator
The Houston Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2007, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

The Houston Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2007, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones
The Harris County Sheriff's Office operates one drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones
The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 operates two drones, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Harris County Constable Precinct 5
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Harris County Constable Precinct 5 operates two drones, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $358,886 to the Houston Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.
Agency: Houston Police Department
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $358,886 to the Houston Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Harris County Sheriff's Office Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $1,398,812 to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.
Agency: Harris County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $1,398,812 to the Harris County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport Houston ‎Harris County‎ TX Face Recognition
The George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 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 - George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport
State: TX
City: Houston
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The George Bush Intercontinental/Houston 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.

Tomball Police Department Tomball Harris County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Tomball Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2021 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Tomball Police Department
State: TX
City: Tomball
County: Harris County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Tomball Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2021 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Klein Independent School District Police Department Klein Harris County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Klein ISD Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2015.
Agency: Klein Independent School District Police Department
State: TX
City: Klein
County: Harris County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Klein ISD Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2015.

La Porte Police Department La Porte Harris County TX Body-worn Cameras Utility
The La Porte Police Department received approval to purchase Utility body-worn cameras in June 2021.
Agency: La Porte Police Department
State: TX
City: La Porte
County: Harris County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Utility

The La Porte Police Department received approval to purchase Utility body-worn cameras in June 2021.

Tomball Police Department Tomball Harris County TX Body-worn Cameras L-3 Mobile-Vision
The Tomball Police Department purchased 50 L-3 Mobile Vision body-worn cameras in 2015.
Agency: Tomball Police Department
State: TX
City: Tomball
County: Harris County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: L-3 Mobile-Vision

The Tomball Police Department purchased 50 L-3 Mobile Vision body-worn cameras in 2015.