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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
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Pine Bluff Jefferson County AR Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

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

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

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

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

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

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

Rogers Police Department Rogers Benton County AR Drones DJI
The Rogers Police Department operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2016, 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: Rogers Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Rogers Police Department operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

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

The Rogers 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.

Arkansas Tech University Russellville Pope County AR Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $17,656 to the Arkansas Tech University in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

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

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $17,656 to the Arkansas Tech University in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

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

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

Sherwood Police Department Sherwood Pulaski County AR Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $48,000 to the Sherwood 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: Sherwood Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $48,000 to the Sherwood Police Department in 2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Sherwood Police Department Sherwood Pulaski County AR Drones
The Sherwood 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: Sherwood Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Texarkana-Arkansas Police Department Texarkana Miller County AR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Texarkana-Arkansas 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: Texarkana-Arkansas Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Texarkana-Arkansas 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.

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

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

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

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

West Fork Police Department West Fork Washington County AR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The West Fork Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in August 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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

Agency: West Fork Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

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

West Memphis Police Department West Memphis Crittenden County AR Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The West Memphis 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: West Memphis Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The West Memphis 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.

Apache Junction Police Department Apache Junction Pinal County AZ Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Apache Junction 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: Apache Junction Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Apache Junction 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.

Apache Junction Police Department Apache Junction Pinal County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Apache Junction Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

Agency: Apache Junction Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Apache Junction Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Avondale Police Department Avondale Maricopa County AZ Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Avondale Police Department signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in August 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

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

Agency: Avondale Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

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

Avondale Police Department Avondale Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Avondale Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

Agency: Avondale Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Avondale Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Bisbee Cochise County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras.

Links:
Government information (Cochise Website)

Agency: Cochise County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Bisbee Cochise County AZ Cell-site Simulator
While the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office does not own a cell-site simulator, search warrant records obtained by a local reporter show that deputies have the ability to access such a device maintained by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Links:
Court records (Bisbee Justice Court)
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5002053-Doc-10-14-2018-13-46-56.html?fbclid=IwAR3dlbnwM4-oHggLjya3uKkkR4Jl1fBzzslgeskQqxuJp9YCJsXQwPURwqI

Agency: Cochise County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

While the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office does not own a cell-site simulator, search warrant records obtained by a local reporter show that deputies have the ability to access such a device maintained by the U.S. Marshals Service.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Bisbee Cochise County AZ Drones
The Cochise County Sheriff's Office operates one 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: Cochise County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Buckeye Police Department Buckeye Maricopa County AZ Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Buckeye 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: Buckeye Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Buckeye 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.

Buckeye Police Department Buckeye Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Buckeye Police Department announced plans to begin acquire 66 body-worn cameras in July 2016.

Links:
News article (West Valley View)

Agency: Buckeye Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Buckeye Police Department announced plans to begin acquire 66 body-worn cameras in July 2016.

Camp Verde Marshal’s Office Camp Verde Yavapai County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

Agency: Camp Verde Marshal’s Office
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office uses body-worn cameras.

Casa Grande Police Department Casa Grande Pinal County AZ Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Casa Grande 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: Casa Grande Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Casa Grande 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.

Chandler Police Department Chandler Maricopa County AZ Automated License Plate Readers PIPS, Vigilant Solutions
The Chandler Police Department has Automated License Plate Readers installed on five patrol vehicles with the goal of having one vehicle per shift per substation patrolling the streets with an active ALPR.

Links:
News article (AZMirror)

Agency: Chandler Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: PIPS, Vigilant Solutions

The Chandler Police Department has Automated License Plate Readers installed on five patrol vehicles with the goal of having one vehicle per shift per substation patrolling the streets with an active ALPR.

Chandler Police Department Chandler Maricopa County AZ Drones
The Chandler 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: Chandler Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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