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  • ? Cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that are used to track license plates.
  • ? Video cameras that police attach to their uniforms to record interactions with the public.
  • ? A voluntary registry of privacy security cameras people have installed on their properties.
  • ? Devices that masquerade as legitimate cell-phone towers to surveillance people's phones.
  • ? Remote-controlled aerial vehicles that police use to gather footage from the sky.
  • ? Software that can identify or verify the identity of an individual using their face.
  • ? Intelligence centers that enable information sharing between local, state, tribal, territorial, and federal agencies.
  • ? A system of acoustic sensors mounted on street lights or on the sides of buildings that passively listen for gunshots.
  • ? Software that suggests neighborhoods or individuals for further law enforcement attention.
  • ? Real-Time Crime Centers are hubs where police ingest and analyze surveillance video, intelligence, and data from a number of sources in real-time.
  • ? Police negotiate partnerships with Ring to promote home surveillance devices and neighborhood watch app to private residents.
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Agency City County State Technology Vendor
Harrisonburg Police Department Harrisonburg Rockingham County VA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Harrisonburg Police Department had at least 40 Axon body-worn cameras as of 2015.

Links:
News article (The Breeze)

Agency: Harrisonburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Harrisonburg Police Department had at least 40 Axon body-worn cameras as of 2015.

Harrisonburg Police Department Harrisonburg Rockingham County VA Drones Dronium, DJI
The Harrisonburg Police Department operates one Dronium,DJI Protocol,Matrice 210 drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Harrisonburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Dronium, DJI

The Harrisonburg Police Department operates one Dronium,DJI Protocol,Matrice 210 drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Harrisonburg Police Department Harrisonburg VA Camera Registry
The Harrisonburg Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

Links:
Government information (City of Harrisonburg)

Agency: Harrisonburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

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

Harrisonburg Police Department Harrisonburg Rockingham County VA Automated License Plate Readers
The Harrisonburg Police Department obtained automated license plate readers in 2014.

Links:
News article (WHSV TV)
Policy (Harrisonburg Police Department)

Agency: Harrisonburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Harrisonburg Police Department obtained automated license plate readers in 2014.

Haymarket Police Department Haymarket Prince William County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Haymarket Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Haymarket Police Department)

Agency: Haymarket Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Haymarket Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Northumberland County Sheriff's Office Heathsville Northumberland County VA Drones DJI
The Northumberland County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Mavic drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Northumberland County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Northumberland County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Mavic drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Henrico County Police Division Henrico Henrico County VA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Henrico County Police Department began using Axon body-worn cameras in 2015.

Links:
Policy (Henrico County Police Department)
News article (Richmond Times)
News article (Rhichmond Times)

Agency: Henrico County Police Division
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Henrico County Police Department began using Axon body-worn cameras in 2015.

Henrico County Police Division Henrico Henrico County VA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Henrico County Police Division signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Henrico County Police Division
State: VA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Henrico County Police Division signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2019 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Hopewell Sheriff's Office Hopewell VA Body-worn Cameras
The Hopewell Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Hopewell Sheriff's Office)

Agency: Hopewell Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Hopewell Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Hurt Police Department Hurt Pittsylvania County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Hurt Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Hurt Police Department)

Agency: Hurt Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Hurt Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Kenbridge Police Department Kenbridge Lunenburg County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Kenbridge Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Kenbridge Police Department)

Agency: Kenbridge Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Kenbridge Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Brunswick Sheriff's Office Lawrenceville Brunswick County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Brunswick Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Brunswick Sheriff's Office)

Agency: Brunswick Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Brunswick Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Lawrenceville Police Department Lawrenceville Brunswick County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Lawrenceville Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Lawrenceville Police Department)

Agency: Lawrenceville Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Lawrenceville Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Russell County Sheriff's Office Lebanon Russell County VA Drones Parrot
The Russell County Sheriff's Office operates one Parrot AR.Drone drone as of 2013, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Russell County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Parrot

The Russell County Sheriff's Office operates one Parrot AR.Drone drone as of 2013, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Leesburg Loudoun County VA Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Leesburg Loudoun County VA Drones Lockheed Martin
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office operates one Lockheed Martin Indago drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Links:
Academic report (Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College)

Agency: Loudoun County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Lockheed Martin

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office operates one Lockheed Martin Indago drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Louisa County Sheriff's Office Louisa Louisa County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Louisa County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Louisa County Sheriff's Office)

Agency: Louisa County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Louisa County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Lynchburg Police Department Lynchburg VA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Lynchburg Police Department launched its body-worn camera program 2017. The agency purchased 150 body-worn cameras from Axon.

Links:
News article (Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney)
Policy (Lynchburg, Virginia)

Agency: Lynchburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Lynchburg Police Department launched its body-worn camera program 2017. The agency purchased 150 body-worn cameras from Axon.

Lynchburg Police Department Lynchburg VA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Lynchburg 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.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Lynchburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Lynchburg 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.

Prince William County Police Department Manassas Manassas (city) County VA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Prince William County 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.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Prince William County Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Prince William County 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.

Manassas Park City Police Department Manassas VA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Manassas Park City Police Department uses Axonbody-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Public records (Manassas Park City Police Department)

Agency: Manassas Park City Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Manassas Park City Police Department uses Axonbody-worn cameras.

Henry County Sheriff's Office Martinsville Martinsville (city) County VA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Henry County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: Henry County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Henry County Sheriff's Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Martinsville Police Department Martinsville VA Body-worn Cameras
The Martinsville Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Martinsville Police Department)

Agency: Martinsville Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Martinsville Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Massanutten Police Department Massanutten Rockingham County VA Body-worn Cameras
The Massanutten Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)
Policy (Massanutten Police Department)

Agency: Massanutten Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Massanutten Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

New Kent County Sheriff’s Office New Kent New Kent County VA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in July 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Links:
Vendor data (Ring)
Vendor information (Ring)

Agency: New Kent County Sheriff’s Office
State: VA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in July 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.