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Katy Police Department Katy ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris 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: ‎Montgomery County, ‎Fort Bend County‎, ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

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

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Webster Police Department Webster ‎Harris County‎ TX Drones
The Webster Police Department operates one drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Webster Police Department
State: TX
City: Webster
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Webster Police Department operates one drone as of 2018, 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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Missouri City Police Department Missouri City Harris County, Fort Bend County TX Body-worn Cameras
The Missouri City Police Department began the pilot of its ongoing body camera program in 2015.
Agency: Missouri City Police Department
State: TX
City: Missouri City
County: Harris County, Fort Bend County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Missouri City Police Department began the pilot of its ongoing body camera program in 2015.

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District Baytown Chambers County, Harris 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: Chambers County, Harris County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pasadena Police Department Pasadena ‎Harris County‎ TX Body-worn Cameras Utility
The Pasadena Police Department spent $940,196 on BodyWorn body-worn cameras for all of its officers in 2020, which it covered covered through a 1/2-cent sales tax collected in the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District designed to fund police-releated items.
Agency: Pasadena Police Department
State: TX
City: Pasadena
County: ‎Harris County‎
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Utility

The Pasadena Police Department spent $940,196 on BodyWorn body-worn cameras for all of its officers in 2020, which it covered covered through a 1/2-cent sales tax collected in the Pasadena Crime Control and Prevention District designed to fund police-releated items.

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.

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.

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.