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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
Walworth County Sheriff's Office Elkhorn Walworth County WI Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office tested body-worn cameras in 2017 and fully equipped all uniformed deputies in the patrol division with Axon cameras in 2018.

Links:
Annual report (Walworth County Sheriff)

Agency: Walworth County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office tested body-worn cameras in 2017 and fully equipped all uniformed deputies in the patrol division with Axon cameras in 2018.

Walworth County Sheriff's Office Elkhorn Walworth County WI Drones
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office operates one drone, 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: Walworth County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Elkhorn Police Department Elkhorn Walworth County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Elkhorn 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: Elkhorn Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Elkhorn 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.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office Fond Du Lac Fond du Lac County WI Drones DJI
The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Matrice 210 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: Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Matrice 210 drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Franklin Police Department Franklin Milwaukee County WI Drones
The Franklin Police Department operates one drone as of 2018, 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: Franklin Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Franklin Police Department operates one drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Franklin Police Department Franklin Milwaukee County WI Camera Registry
The Franklin Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

Links:
Government information (City of Franklin)

Agency: Franklin Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

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

Adams County Sheriff's Office Friendship Adams County WI Drones DJI
The Adams County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire 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: Adams County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Adams County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Germantown Police Department Germantown Washington County WI Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $48,000 to the Germantown Police Department in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Links:
Government information (U.S Department of Justice)

Agency: Germantown Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $48,000 to the Germantown Police Department in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Germantown Police Department Germantown Washington County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Germantown 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: Germantown Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Germantown 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.

Glendale Police Department Glendale Monroe County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Glendale 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: Glendale Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Glendale 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.

Grafton Police Department Grafton Ozaukee County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Grafton 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: Grafton Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Grafton 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.

Grand Chute Police Department Grand Chute Outagamie County WI Body-worn Cameras
The Grand Chute Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
Government information (Grand Chute)

Agency: Grand Chute Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Grand Chute Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Green Bay Police Department Green Bay Brown County WI Face Recognition Clearview AI
In November 2019, the Green Bay Police Department spent $3,000 on Clearview AI face recognition technology.

Links:
Government budget/purchasing (City of Greenbay)

Agency: Green Bay Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Clearview AI

In November 2019, the Green Bay Police Department spent $3,000 on Clearview AI face recognition technology.

Green Bay Police Department Green Bay Brown County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Green Bay 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.

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

Agency: Green Bay Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Green Bay 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.

Brown County Sheriff's Office Green Bay Brown County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Brown County Sheriff's Office 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: Brown County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

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

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department Green Bay Brown County WI Automated License Plate Readers
The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Police Department has used mobile automated license plate readers since 2015.

Links:
News article (Business Wire)

Agency: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Police Department has used mobile automated license plate readers since 2015.

Greendale Police Department Greendale Milwaukee County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Greendale 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: Greendale Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Greendale 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.

Greenfield Police Department Greenfield Milwaukee County WI Drones
The Greenfield Police Department operates one 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: Greenfield Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Greenfield Police Department operates one drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Greenfield Police Department Greenfield Milwaukee County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Greenfield 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.

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

Agency: Greenfield Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Greenfield 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.

Green Lake County Sheriff's Office Green Lake Green Lake County WI Drones RMUS
The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office operates one RMUS RMUS Drone drone as of 2018, 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: Green Lake County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: RMUS

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office operates one RMUS RMUS Drone drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Croix County Sheriff's Office Hudson Croix County WI Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Croix County Sheriff's Office scanned 48,177 license plates in 2018 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

Links:
Public records (MuckRock)

Agency: Croix County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Croix County Sheriff's Office scanned 48,177 license plates in 2018 using Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers.

Janesville Police Department Janesville Rock County WI Drones DJI
The Janesville Police Department Depatment operates one DJI Inspire 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: Janesville Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Janesville Police Department Depatment operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Rock County Sheriff's Office Janesville Rock County WI Drones DJI
The Rock County Sheriff's Office operates five DJI drones as of 2018, 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: Rock County Sheriff's Office
State: WI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Rock County Sheriff's Office operates five DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Janesville Police Department Janesville Rock County WI Body-worn Cameras Axon
In 2014, the Janesville Police Department started using 36 Axon body-worn cameras.

Links:
Government information (City of Janesville Website)
Government information (City of Janesville website)
Government budget/purchasing (City of Janesville website)

Agency: Janesville Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

In 2014, the Janesville Police Department started using 36 Axon body-worn cameras.

Janesville Police Department Janesville Rock County WI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Janesville 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: Janesville Police Department
State: WI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Janesville 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.