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Bellaire Police Department Bellaire ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones DJI
The Bellaire Police Department operates three DJI drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Bellaire Police Department
State: TX
City: Bellaire
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Bellaire Police Department operates three DJI drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Bellaire Police Department Bellaire ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Bellaire 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: Bellaire Police Department
State: TX
City: Bellaire
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Bellaire 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.

Bellaire Police Department Bellaire ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock
The Bellaire Police Department started a pilot program with 10 Flock automated license plate readers in 2020.
Agency: Bellaire Police Department
State: TX
City: Bellaire
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock

The Bellaire Police Department started a pilot program with 10 Flock automated license plate readers in 2020.

Crockett Police Department Crockett Houston County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Crockett 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: Crockett Police Department
State: TX
City: Crockett
County: Houston County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Crockett 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.

Deer Park Police Department Deer Park ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Deer Park Police Department scanned 14,235 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.
Agency: Deer Park Police Department
State: TX
City: Deer Park
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Deer Park Police Department scanned 14,235 license plates in 2019 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

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

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

Deer Park Police Department Deer Park ‎Harris County‎ TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Deer Park 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: Deer Park Police Department
State: TX
City: Deer Park
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Deer Park 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.

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District Baytown Harris County, Chambers County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Goose Creek CISD officers possessed body-worn cameras in 2016.
Agency: Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District
State: TX
City: Baytown
County: Harris County, Chambers County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Goose Creek CISD officers possessed body-worn cameras in 2016.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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.

Houston Police Department Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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 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.

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.

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 Regional Intelligence Service Center Houston ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery 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.

Jersey Village Police Department Jersey Village ‎Harris County‎ TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
In 2018, the Jersey Village Police Department signed a $312,000 contract with Flock Safety for 48 automated license plate readers.
Agency: Jersey Village Police Department
State: TX
City: Jersey Village
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

In 2018, the Jersey Village Police Department signed a $312,000 contract with Flock Safety for 48 automated license plate readers.

Katy Police Department Katy ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Katy Police Department spent $88,000 on 48 body-worn cameras in 2016.
Agency: Katy Police Department
State: TX
City: Katy
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Montgomery County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Katy Police Department spent $88,000 on 48 body-worn cameras in 2016.

Katy Police Department Katy ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Waller County TX Automated License Plate Readers Flock Safety
The Katy Police Department installed 22 Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2020.
Agency: Katy Police Department
State: TX
City: Katy
County: ‎Harris County‎, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Waller County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Flock Safety

The Katy Police Department installed 22 Flock Safety automated license plate readers in 2020.