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in Our Communities
  • ? 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
Henry County Sheriff's Office Abbeville Henry County AL Drones MAXSUR
The Henry County Sheriff's Office operates one MAXSUR Seeker 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: Henry County Sheriff's Office
State: AL
Technology: Drones
Vendor: MAXSUR

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

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.

Taylor County Sheriff's Office Abilene Taylor County TX Body-worn Cameras Coban
In April 2016, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office purchased Coban body-worn cameras with matching funds from the state Criminal Justice Division.

Links:
News article (KTXS-TV)
Meeting documents (Taylor County Commissioner's Court)

Agency: Taylor County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Coban

In April 2016, the Taylor County Sheriff's Office purchased Coban body-worn cameras with matching funds from the state Criminal Justice Division.

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 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.

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.

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.

Ulster County Sheriff's Office Accord Ulster County NY Drones DJI
The Ulster 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: Ulster County Sheriff's Office
State: NY
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Ulster 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.

Choctaw County Sheriff's Office Ackerman Choctaw County MS Body-worn Cameras
The Choctaw 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: Choctaw County Sheriff's Office
State: MS
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Choctaw 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.

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.

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.

Dallas County Sheriff's Office Adel Dallas County IA Drones
The Dallas County Sheriff's Office 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: Dallas County Sheriff's Office
State: IA
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office operates one drone as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Mariana Regional Fusion Center Agana Heights GU Fusion Center
The Mariana Regional 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:
Nonprofit report (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Nonprofit report (Open the Government)
Government information (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Agency: Mariana Regional Fusion Center
State: GU
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Mariana Regional 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

University of South Carolina – Aiken Police Department Aiken Aiken County SC Body-worn Cameras
The University of South Carolina – Aiken purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $20,795 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Links:
News article (The Berkeley Observer)

Agency: University of South Carolina – Aiken Police Department
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The University of South Carolina – Aiken purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $20,795 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

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.

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

The New Franklin 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.