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New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Video Analytics IBM
According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the New York Police Department's video analytics system "is intended to automatically alert NYPD officials to activities, such as 'suspicious package was left' or “loitering.'"
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Video Analytics
Vendor: IBM

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, the New York Police Department's video analytics system "is intended to automatically alert NYPD officials to activities, such as 'suspicious package was left' or “loitering.'"

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Predictive Policing
According to the Brennan Center for Justice: "The NYPD uses its own proprietary system that tries to locate hotspots for a particular crime based on an unknown number and type of data inputs."
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Predictive Policing
Vendor:

According to the Brennan Center for Justice: "The NYPD uses its own proprietary system that tries to locate hotspots for a particular crime based on an unknown number and type of data inputs."

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Automated License Plate Readers
The New York Police Department operates approximately 500 automated license plate readers as part of its Domain Awareness System
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The New York Police Department operates approximately 500 automated license plate readers as part of its Domain Awareness System

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Body-worn Cameras
The New York Police Department started its body-worn camera program in 2017 and had outfitted all patrol officers with cameras as of March 2019.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
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The New York Police Department started its body-worn camera program in 2017 and had outfitted all patrol officers with cameras as of March 2019.

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The New York City Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2015.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The New York City Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in 2015.

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Real-Time Crime Center
The New York Police Department opened its real-time crime center in 2005 at cost of $11 million. The RTCC is located wihthin the NYPD Headquarters in New York City and is staffed with more than 40 detectives and civilian analysts. In 2019, a report from the Brennan Center detailed the purchase of facial recognition technology and ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology. The RTCC also provides access to a variety of databases and data analytical software.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Real-Time Crime Center
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The New York Police Department opened its real-time crime center in 2005 at cost of $11 million. The RTCC is located wihthin the NYPD Headquarters in New York City and is staffed with more than 40 detectives and civilian analysts. In 2019, a report from the Brennan Center detailed the purchase of facial recognition technology and ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology. The RTCC also provides access to a variety of databases and data analytical software.

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Face Recognition Idemia, Dataworks Plus
The New York City Police Department has been using face recognition since 2011 and updated its policies most recently in 2020. According to the NYPD, in 2019 the Facial Identification Section received 9,850 requests for comparison and identified 2,510 possible matches.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia, Dataworks Plus

The New York City Police Department has been using face recognition since 2011 and updated its policies most recently in 2020. According to the NYPD, in 2019 the Facial Identification Section received 9,850 requests for comparison and identified 2,510 possible matches.

Metropolitan Transit Authority Police New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Metropolitan Transit Authority Police scanned 2,536,196 license plates in 2017 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.
Agency: Metropolitan Transit Authority Police
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Metropolitan Transit Authority Police scanned 2,536,196 license plates in 2017 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Cell-site Simulator
The New York Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2008, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

The New York Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2008, according data compiled by Kevin Collier for Vocativ.

New York Police Department New York City New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County NY Drones DJI
The New York Police Department operates 14 DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: New York Police Department
State: NY
City: New York City
County: New York County, Kings County, Bronx County, Queens County, Richmond County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The New York Police Department operates 14 DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Sea Gate Police Department Brooklyn Kings County NY Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Sea Gate Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.
Agency: Sea Gate Police Department
State: NY
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings County
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Sea Gate Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Richmond County District Attorney's Office Staten Island Richmond County NY Drones Draganfly Innovations
The Richmond County District Attorney's Office operates one Draganfly Innovations Guardian drone as of 2014, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.
Agency: Richmond County District Attorney's Office
State: NY
City: Staten Island
County: Richmond County
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Draganfly Innovations

The Richmond County District Attorney's Office operates one Draganfly Innovations Guardian drone as of 2014, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection - John F. Kennedy International Airport Queens Queens County NY Face Recognition
The John F. Kennedy 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 - John F. Kennedy International Airport
State: NY
City: Queens
County: Queens County
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The John F. Kennedy 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.