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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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University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Police Department Fayetteville Washington County AR Body-worn Cameras
The University of Arkansas Police Department purchased 40 body-worn cameras for $20,000 in 2015.

Links:
News article (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of Arkansas Police Department purchased 40 body-worn cameras for $20,000 in 2015.

Fayetteville Police Department Fayetteville Washington County AR Body-worn Cameras Axon
Fayetteville Police Officers have been required to wear Axon body-worn cameras since 2017.

Links:
News article (Fayetteville Flyer)
News article (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)
News article (KNWA Fox 24)

Agency: Fayetteville Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Fayetteville Police Officers have been required to wear Axon body-worn cameras since 2017.

Fort Smith Police Department Fort Smith Sebastian County AR Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Fort Smith Police Department bought 80 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.

Links:
News article (5 News Online)
News article (KNWA Fox 24 )
News article (Times Record)

Agency: Fort Smith Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Fort Smith Police Department bought 80 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department Fort Smith Sebastian County AR Body-worn Cameras
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department purchased 10 body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $12,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant.

Links:
Government information (University of Arkansas Fort Smith)

Agency: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department purchased 10 body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $12,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant.

University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department Fort Smith Sebastian County AR Drones DJI
The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department operates one DJI Phantom 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: University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith Police Department operates one DJI Phantom drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Hot Springs Police Department Hot Springs Garland County AR Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Hot Springs Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Hot Springs Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Hot Springs Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Craighead County Sheriff's Office Jonesboro Craighead County AR Drones
The Craighead 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: Craighead County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Arkansas State University Police Department Jonesboro Craighead County AR Body-worn Cameras
The Arkansas State University Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: Arkansas State University Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Arkansas State University Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Little Flock Police Department Little Flock Benton County AR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Little Flock 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: Little Flock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Little Flock 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.

Little Rock Police Department Little Rock Pulaski County AR Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $194,000 to the Little Rock Police Department in 2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

Agency: Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $194,000 to the Little Rock Police Department in 2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Little Rock Pulaski County AR Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office purchased 235 body-worn cameras in 2019, using a $440,000 federal grant.

Links:
News article (National Public Radio Branch of University of Arkansas Little Rock)
News article (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office purchased 235 body-worn cameras in 2019, using a $440,000 federal grant.

Arkansas State Police Little Rock Pulaski County AR Drones DJI
The Arkansas State 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.

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

Agency: Arkansas State Police
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Arkansas State 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.

Arkansas State Fusion Center Little Rock Pulaski County AR Fusion Center
The Arkansas State Fusion 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.

Links:
Government information (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Nonprofit report (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Nonprofit report (Open the Government)

Agency: Arkansas State Fusion Center
State: AR
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Arkansas State Fusion 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.

Little Rock Police Department Little Rock Pulaski County AR Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Little Rock Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in December 2018.

Links:
News article (THV11)

Agency: Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Little Rock Police Department began using ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology in December 2018.

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration Little Rock Pulaski County AR Face Recognition
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration responds to face recognition requests from FBI’s FACE Services.

Links:
Nonprofit report (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Government information (Government Accountability Office)

Agency: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
State: AR
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration responds to face recognition requests from FBI’s FACE Services.

Little Rock Police Department Little Rock Pulaski County AR Automated License Plate Readers
The Little Rock Police Department purchased eight automated license plate readers in August 2018.

Links:
News article (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Little Rock Police Department purchased eight automated license plate readers in August 2018.

University of Arkansas Little Rock Police Department Little Rock Pulaski County AR Body-worn Cameras
The University of Arkansas Little Rock Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: University of Arkansas Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of Arkansas Little Rock Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Mississippi County Sheriff's Department Luxora Mississippi County AR Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Links:
Vendor information (Wolfcom)
News article (OneZero)

Agency: Mississippi County Sheriff's Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Marmaduke Police Department Marmaduke Greene County AR Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Marmaduke Police Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Links:
Vendor information (Wolfcom)
News article (OneZero)

Agency: Marmaduke Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Marmaduke Police Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

University of Arkansas at Monticello Police Monticello Drew County AR Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The University of Arkansas at Monticello Police uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Links:
Vendor information (Wolfcom)
News article (OneZero)

Agency: University of Arkansas at Monticello Police
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Police uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Mount Ida Montgomery County AR Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

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

Jackson County Sheriff's Office Newport Jackson County AR Drones Yuneec
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office operates one Yuneec Blade 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: Jackson County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Yuneec

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

Newport Police Department Newport Jackson County AR Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Newport Police Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

Links:
Vendor information (Wolfcom)
News article (OneZero)

Agency: Newport Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Newport Police Department uses Wolfcom body-worn cameras, according to a testimonial on the company's website.

North Little Rock Police Department North Little Rock Pulaski County AR Drones DJI
The North Little Rock Police Department operates nine DJI drones 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: North Little Rock Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The North Little Rock Police Department operates nine DJI drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office North Little Rock Pulaski County AR Drones DJI
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Matrice 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: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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