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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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Juneau Police Department Juneau Juneau Borough AK Body-worn Cameras
The Juneau Police Department has used body-worn cameras since 2017.

Links:
News article (Alaska Daily News)

Agency: Juneau Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Juneau Police Department has used body-worn cameras since 2017.

Anchorage Police Department Anchorage Anchorage Borough AK Drones
The Anchorage 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: Anchorage Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Fairbanks Police Department Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Drones DJI
The Fairbanks 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: Fairbanks Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Drones
Vendor: DJI

The Fairbanks 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.

Juneau Police Department Juneau Juneau Borough AK Drones
The Juneau 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: Juneau Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Alaska Information and Analysis Center Anchorage Anchorage Borough AK Fusion Center
The Alaska Information and Analysis 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: Alaska Information and Analysis Center
State: AK
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Alaska Information and Analysis 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.

Kenai Police Department Kenai Kenai Peninsula Borough AK Body-worn Cameras
The Kenai Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (Anchorage Daily News)
News article (KTVA)
News article (Peninsula Clarion)

Agency: Kenai Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The Kenai Police Department uses body-worn cameras.

Kodiak Police Department Kodiak Kodiak Island County AK Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Kodiak Police Department have used body cameras since 2015, and as of 2018, the department has 18 Axon body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (Alaska Public Media)
Meeting documents (City of Kodiak)
Government information (City of Kodiak)

Agency: Kodiak Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Kodiak Police Department have used body cameras since 2015, and as of 2018, the department has 18 Axon body-worn cameras.

Seward Police Department Seward Kenai Peninsula Borough AK Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Seward 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: Seward Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Seward 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.

Valdez Police Department Valdez Valdez-Cordova Borough AK Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Valdez 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: Valdez Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Valdez 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.

Fairbanks Police Department Fairbanks Fairbanks North Star Borough AK Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Fairbanks 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: Fairbanks Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Fairbanks 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.

Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles Anchorage Anchorage Borough AK Face Recognition
The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles responds to face recognition requests from various law enforcement agencies as well as federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other state transportation departments

Links:
Nonprofit report (Electronic Frontier Foundation)

Agency: Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles
State: AK
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor:

The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles responds to face recognition requests from various law enforcement agencies as well as federal agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other state transportation departments

Anchorage Police Department Anchorage Anchorage Borough AK Cell-site Simulator
The Anchorage Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2009.

Links:
News article (Anchorage Daily News)
Meeting Minutes (Municipality of Anchorage)
News article (2KTUU)

Agency: Anchorage Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Cell-site Simulator
Vendor:

The Anchorage Police Department acquired cell-site simulator technology in 2009.

Dillingham Police Department Dillingham Dillingham Census Area AK Body-worn Cameras Wolfcom
The Dillingham Police Department began using Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015. In 2018, it purchased eight new, upgraded BWCs.

Links:
Vendor information (Wolfcom)
Social media (Wolfcom)

Agency: Dillingham Police Department
State: AK
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Wolfcom

The Dillingham Police Department began using Wolfcom body-worn cameras in 2015. In 2018, it purchased eight new, upgraded BWCs.

Madison Police Department Madison Madison County AL Body-worn Cameras Coban
The Madison Police Department purchased 63 Coban body-worn cameras in 2018.

Links:
News article (WHNT News)
News article (WAAY 31)

Agency: Madison Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Coban

The Madison Police Department purchased 63 Coban body-worn cameras in 2018.

Covington County Sheriff's Office Andalusia Covington County AL Body-worn Cameras WatchGuard
The Covington County Sheriff's Office purchased 20 WatchGuard body-worn cameras for $18,000 in 2016.

Links:
News article (Andalusia Star News)

Agency: Covington County Sheriff's Office
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: WatchGuard

The Covington County Sheriff's Office purchased 20 WatchGuard body-worn cameras for $18,000 in 2016.

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.

Birmingham Police Department Birmingham Jefferson County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $576,000 to the Birmingham Police Department from 2016-2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

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

Agency: Birmingham Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $576,000 to the Birmingham Police Department from 2016-2019 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Dothan Police Department Dothan Dale County, Henry County, Houston County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department 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: Dothan Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Dothan Police Department Dothan Dale County, Henry County, Houston County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department 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: Dothan Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Dothan Police Department Dothan Dale County, Henry County, Houston County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department 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: Dothan Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $202,500 to the Dothan Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Florence Police Department Florence Lauderdale County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $69,916 to the Florence Police Department 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: Florence Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $69,916 to the Florence Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Birmingham Jefferson County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $702,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office 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: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $702,000 to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $30,000 to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office 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: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $30,000 to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office in 2018 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

University of North Alabama Police Department Florence Lauderdale County AL Body-worn Cameras
The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $5,707 to the University of North Alabama Police Department 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: University of North Alabama Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded $5,707 to the University of North Alabama Police Department in 2016 as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's body-worn camera grant program.

Jackson Police Department Jackson Clarke County AL Camera Registry Motorola Solutions
The Jackson Police Department maintains a voluntary registry of private and personal surveillance cameras through Motorola Solutions.

Links:
Vendor information (Command Central)

Agency: Jackson Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Camera Registry
Vendor: Motorola Solutions

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