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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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Due West Police Department Due West Abbeville County SC Body-worn Cameras
The Due West Police Department purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $2,921 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Links:
News article (The Berkeley Observer)

Agency: Due West Police Department
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Due West Police Department purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $2,921 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Erskine College Police Department Due West Abbeville County SC Body-worn Cameras
The Erskine College Police Department purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $1,725 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Links:
News article (The Berkeley Observer)

Agency: Erskine College Police Department
State: SC
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Erskine College Police Department purchased body-worn cameras in 2016 with a $1,725 grant through the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Garden City Police Department Garden City Ada ID Body-worn Cameras
The Garden City Police Department implemented a body-worn camera policy in 2018.

Links:
Government information (Garden City Police Department)
Social media (Garden City Police Department)
https://www.facebook.com/GardenCityPoliceIdaho/photos/a.377847775566626/3706311456053558/?type=3&theater

Agency: Garden City Police Department
State: ID
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Garden City Police Department implemented a body-worn camera policy in 2018.

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.

Boise Police Department Boise Ada County ID Drones DJI
The Boise Police Department operates four DJI drones 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: Boise Police Department
State: ID
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Boise Police Department operates four DJI drones as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Idaho State Police Meridian Ada County ID Drones DJI
The Idaho State Police Department operates six 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: Idaho State Police
State: ID
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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

Meridian Police Department Meridian Ada County ID Drones
The Meridian 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: Meridian Police Department
State: ID
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center Meridian Ada County ID Fusion Center
The Idaho Criminal Intelligence 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)
Government information (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Government information (Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center)

Agency: Idaho Criminal Intelligence Center
State: ID
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Idaho Criminal Intelligence 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.

Meridian Police Department Meridian Ada County ID Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Meridian 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: Meridian Police Department
State: ID
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Meridian 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.

Westminster Police Department Westminster Adams County, Jefferson County CO Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
The Westminster Police Department began using ELSAG automated license plate readers in 2009. In 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the department funds for its ALPR program.

Links:
Meeting documents (Westminster City Council Agenda)
Government information (U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance)
Government information (U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance)

Agency: Westminster Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

The Westminster Police Department began using ELSAG automated license plate readers in 2009. In 2018 and 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded the department funds for its ALPR program.

Commerce City Police Department Commerce City Adams County CO Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Commerce City Police Department received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)

Agency: Commerce City Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Commerce City Police Department received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

Thornton Police Department Thornton Adams County, Weld County CO Automated License Plate Readers Vigilant Solutions
The Thornton Police Department received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

Links:
Nonprofit report (ACLU)

Agency: Thornton Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: Vigilant Solutions

The Thornton Police Department received funding from the Colorado Auto Theft Prevention Authority (CAPTA) to purchase automate license plate readers.

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.

Natchez Police Department Natchez Adams County MS Body-worn Cameras
The Natchez Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2017.

Links:
News article (MyArklaMiss)

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

The Natchez Police Department began using body-worn cameras in 2017.

Aurora Police Department Aurora Adams County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County CO Body-worn Cameras VieVu
The City of Aurora purchased 427 body-worn cameras in 2016.

Links:
Government information (United States Department of Justice)
News article (Cision PR Newswire)
News article (Fox Denver)

Agency: Aurora Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: VieVu

The City of Aurora purchased 427 body-worn cameras in 2016.

Thornton Police Department Thornton Adams County, Weld County CO Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $153,180 to the Thornton Police Department in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

Agency: Thornton Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $153,180 to the Thornton Police Department in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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.

Arvada Police Department Arvada Jefferson County, Adams County CO Drones
The Arvada Police Department 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: Arvada Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Commerce City Police Department Commerce City Adams County CO Drones DJI
The Commerce City Police Department operates one DJI Inspire 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: Commerce City Police Department
State: CO
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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

Decatur Police Department Decatur Adams County IN Drones DJI
The Decatur Police Department operates one DJI Mavic 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: Decatur Police Department
State: IN
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

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

Hastings Police Department Hastings Adams County NE Drones
The Hastings 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: Hastings Police Department
State: NE
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Quincy Police Department Quincy Adams County IL Body-worn Cameras Motorola Solutions
The Quincy Police Department has 58 body-worn cameras.

Links:
Annual report (Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board)

Agency: Quincy Police Department
State: IL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

The Quincy Police Department has 58 body-worn cameras.

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.