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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
Aberdeen Police Department Aberdeen Monroe County MS Body-worn Cameras
The Aberdeen Police Department uses body-worn cameras. The department was one of 65 law enforcement agencies whose body-worn camera policy was analyzed by the ACLU of Mississippi in 2017.

Links:
Public records (ACLU of Mississippi)

Agency: Aberdeen Police Department
State: MS
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Aberdeen Police Department uses body-worn cameras. The department was one of 65 law enforcement agencies whose body-worn camera policy was analyzed by the ACLU of Mississippi in 2017.

Aberdeen Township Police Department Aberdeen Township Monmouth County NJ Automated License Plate Readers
The Aberdeen Township Police Department began using automated license plate readers in December 2013.

Links:
Government information (Aberdeen Update (Official Township Newsletter) )

Agency: Aberdeen Township Police Department
State: NJ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Aberdeen Township Police Department began using automated license plate readers in December 2013.

Abilene Police Department Abilene Taylor County TX Drones DJI
The Abilene Police Department operates two DJI drones 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: Abilene Police Department
State: TX
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Abilene Police Department operates two DJI drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Abilene Police Department Abilene Taylor County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Abilene 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: Abilene Police Department
State: TX
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Abilene 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.

Abington Township Police Department Abington Township Montgomery County PA Drones
The Abington Township Police Department operates one 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: Abington Township Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Abington Township Police Department operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Abington Township Police Department Abington Montgomery County PA Camera Registry
The Abington Township Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras.

Links:
Government information (Abington Township Police Department)

Agency: Abington Township Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor:

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

Absecon Police Department Absecon Atlantic County NJ Body-worn Cameras
The New Jersey Attorney General's Office awarded the Absecon Police Department a $12,500 grant to purchase 25 body-worn cameras in 2015.

Links:
Government information (New Jersey Attorney General)
Government data (New Jersey Attorney General)
News article (NJ.com)

Agency: Absecon Police Department
State: NJ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The New Jersey Attorney General's Office awarded the Absecon Police Department a $12,500 grant to purchase 25 body-worn cameras in 2015.

Acworth Police Department Acworth Cobb County GA Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Acworth 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: Acworth Police Department
State: GA
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Acworth 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.

Ada County Sheriff's Office Boise Ada County ID Drones DJI
The Ada County Sheriff's Office operates three 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: Ada County Sheriff's Office
State: ID
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Ada County Sheriff's Office operates three DJI drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Adams County Sheriff's Office Brighton Adams County CO Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Adams County Sheriff's Office received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)

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

The Adams County Sheriff's Office received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

Adams County Sheriff's Office Ritzville Adams County WA Drones DJI
The Adams County Sheriff's Office 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: Adams County Sheriff's Office
State: WA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Adams County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Inspire drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

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.

Adams County Sheriff's Office Natchez Adams County MS Drones DJI
The Adams County Sheriff's Office operates two DJI drones 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: Adams County Sheriff's Office
State: MS
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Adams County Sheriff's Office operates two DJI drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Adams County Sheriff's Office Natchez Adams County MS Body-worn Cameras
The Adams County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras. The department was one of 65 law enforcement agencies whose body-worn camera policy was analyzed by the ACLU of Mississippi in 2017.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU of Mississippi)
Public records (ACLU of Mississippi)

Agency: Adams County Sheriff's Office
State: MS
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Adams County Sheriff's Office uses body-worn cameras. The department was one of 65 law enforcement agencies whose body-worn camera policy was analyzed by the ACLU of Mississippi in 2017.

Addison Police Department Addison DuPage County IL Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Addison 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)
Public records (Shreyas Gandlur)

Agency: Addison Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Addison 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.

Addison Police Department Addison Dallas County TX Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Addison 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: Addison Police Department
State: TX
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Addison 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.

Aguadilla Municipal Police Department Aguadilla Aguadilla County PR Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $66,000 to the Aguadilla Municipal 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: Aguadilla Municipal Police Department
State: PR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $66,000 to the Aguadilla Municipal Police Department in 2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office Aiken Aiken County SC Drones DJI
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Mavic Pro 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: Aiken County Sheriff's Office
State: SC
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office operates one DJI Mavic Pro drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office Aiken Aiken County SC Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Aiken 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: Aiken County Sheriff's Office
State: SC
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Aiken 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.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office Aiken Aiken County SC Body-worn Cameras
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $142,268 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Links:
News article (The Berkeley Observer)
News article (Aiken Standard )
News article (CSRA News)

Agency: Aiken County Sheriff's Office
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $142,268 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Aiken Department of Public Safety Aiken Aiken County SC Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $47,125 to the Aiken Department of Public Safety 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: Aiken Department of Public Safety
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $47,125 to the Aiken Department of Public Safety in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Aiken Department of Public Safety Aiken Aiken County SC Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Aiken Department of Public Safety 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: Aiken Department of Public Safety
State: SC
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Aiken Department of Public Safety signed an agreement with Amazon's home surveillance equipment company, Ring, in 2020 to gain special access to the company's Neighbors app.

Akron Police Department Akron Summit County OH Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $367,478 to the Akron 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: Akron Police Department
State: OH
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $367,478 to the Akron Police Department in 2015 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Akron Police Department Akron Summit County OH Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Akron 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: Akron Police Department
State: OH
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Akron 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.

Alabama Department of Corrections Montgomery Montgomery County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $300,000 to the Alabama Department of Corrections 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: Alabama Department of Corrections
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $300,000 to the Alabama Department of Corrections in 2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.