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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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Glendale Police Department Glendale Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $449,986 to the Glendale Police Department in 2015 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

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

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $449,986 to the Glendale Police Department in 2015 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Glendale Police Department Glendale Maricopa County AZ Video Analytics BriefCam
The Glendale Police Department uses BriefCam video analytics software.

Links:
News article (Buzzfeed)
Press release (City of Glendale)

Agency: Glendale Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Video Analytics
Vendor: BriefCam

The Glendale Police Department uses BriefCam video analytics software.

Glendale Police Department Glendale Maricopa County AZ Gunshot Detection ShotSpotter
The Glendale Police Department started using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology in 2002.

Links:
News article (AZ Central)

Agency: Glendale Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Gunshot Detection
Vendor: ShotSpotter

The Glendale Police Department started using Shotspotter gunshot detection technology in 2002.

Glendale Police Department Glendale Maricopa County AZ 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: AZ
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.

Globe Police Department Globe Gila County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Globe Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Globe Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

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

The Goodyear 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.

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

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Goodyear Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Navajo County Sheriff's Office Holbrook Navajo County AZ Automated License Plate Readers
Navajo County Sheriff's Office has been using automatic license plate readers since 2013.

Links:
News article (The Tribune)

Agency: Navajo County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

Navajo County Sheriff's Office has been using automatic license plate readers since 2013.

Navajo County Sheriff's Office Holbrook Navajo County AZ Drones DJI
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Phantom 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: Navajo County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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

Navajo County Police Department Holbrook Navajo County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Navajo County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (White Mountain Independent)

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

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

Holbrook Police Department Holbrook Navajo County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Holbrook Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Holbrook Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Huachuca City Police Huachuca City Cochise County AZ Body-worn Cameras
Huachuca City set aside $3,200 for body-worn cameras in its 2017 budget.

Links:
Government information (Town of Huachuca City Council Minutes)

Agency: Huachuca City Police
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

Huachuca City set aside $3,200 for body-worn cameras in its 2017 budget.

Jerome Police Department Jerome Yavapai County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Jerome Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Jerome Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Kingman Police Department Kingman Mohave County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Kingman Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Kingman Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Mohave County Sheriff Office Kingman Mohave County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Mohave County Sheriff Office uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

Agency: Mohave County Sheriff Office
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Mohave County Sheriff Office uses body-worn cameras.

Lake Havasu City Police Department Lake Havasu Mohave County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Lake Havasu City Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

Agency: Lake Havasu City Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Lake Havasu City Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department Lakeside Navajo County AZ Body-worn Cameras
The Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (White Mountain Independent)

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

The Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Marana Police Department Marana Pima County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units.

Links:
News article (KGUN 9)
http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf

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

The Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units.

Marana Police Department Marana Pima County AZ Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Marana Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Marana Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

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

Maricopa Police Department Maricopa Pinal County AZ Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Maricopa Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Maricopa Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

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

Maricopa Police Department Maricopa Pinal County AZ Drones DJI
The Maricopa Police Department operates one DJI Matrice 600 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: Maricopa Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Maricopa Police Department operates one DJI Matrice 600 drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

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

The Maricopa 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.

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

Links:
News article (ABC 15)

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

The Maricopa Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Mesa Police Department Mesa Maricopa County AZ Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Mesa Police Department uses Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers. It shares its ALPR with close to 800 agencies across the country.

Links:
News article (AZMirror)

Agency: Mesa Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Mesa Police Department uses Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers. It shares its ALPR with close to 800 agencies across the country.

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

The Mesa 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.