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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
Broomfield Police Department Broomfield Broomfield County CO Automated License Plate Readers
The Broomfield Police Department spent $19,150 on a stationary automatic license plate reader in 2019

Links:
Meeting documents (City and County of Bloomfield Colorado )

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

The Broomfield Police Department spent $19,150 on a stationary automatic license plate reader in 2019

Irvington Police Department Irvington Westchester County NY Automated License Plate Readers
The Irvington Police Department has used automated license plate readers since at least 2012.

Links:
Government information (irvington new york website)
News article (The Daily Voice)

Agency: Irvington Police Department
State: NY
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Irvington Police Department has used automated license plate readers since at least 2012.

Upper Saucon Police Department Upper Saucon Lehigh County PA Automated License Plate Readers
Upper Saucon Township's 2017 budget identifies purchase of mobile license plate reader and related equipment using a $40,000 gaming grant.

Links:
Meeting documents (Upper Saucon Township)

Agency: Upper Saucon Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

Upper Saucon Township's 2017 budget identifies purchase of mobile license plate reader and related equipment using a $40,000 gaming grant.

Burnet County Constables Burnet Burnet County TX Automated License Plate Readers
The Burnet County Constables outfitted two patrol cars with automated plate readers in 2016. The data is kept for 30 days.

Links:
News article (Dailytrib.com)

Agency: Burnet County Constables
State: TX
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Burnet County Constables outfitted two patrol cars with automated plate readers in 2016. The data is kept for 30 days.

Harrison County Sheriff's Office Clarksburg Harrison County WV Automated License Plate Readers
The Harrison County Sheriff's Office receives alerts from automated license plate readers that were installed through a joint effort by many cities in West Virginia. In 2018, the sheriff's office used grant money from the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security to install ALPRs at the U.S. 50/Interstate 79 intersection.

Links:
News article (The Exponent Telegram)
News article (WDTV)

Agency: Harrison County Sheriff's Office
State: WV
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office receives alerts from automated license plate readers that were installed through a joint effort by many cities in West Virginia. In 2018, the sheriff's office used grant money from the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security to install ALPRs at the U.S. 50/Interstate 79 intersection.

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.

Baldwin Police Department Pittsburgh Allegheny County PA Automated License Plate Readers
The Baldin Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2011. It purchased another ALPR system in 2018 with asset forfeiture funds

Links:
News article (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Meeting documents (Baldwin Borough 2018 Budget)

Agency: Baldwin Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Baldin Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2011. It purchased another ALPR system in 2018 with asset forfeiture funds

Quartzsite Police Department Quartzsite La Paz County AZ Automated License Plate Readers
In September 2017, the Quartzsite Police Department purchased a police car equipped with an automated license plate reader with funds from the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority.

Links:
News article (Parker Pioneer)

Agency: Quartzsite Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

In September 2017, the Quartzsite Police Department purchased a police car equipped with an automated license plate reader with funds from the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority.

Wayne County Sheriff's Office Goldsboro Wayne County NC Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
In April 2017, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office filed a request to reallocate $10,000 for the purchase of two new automated license plate readers, one of which was a replacement for a broken camera.

Links:
Meeting documents (Wayne County Gov.)

Agency: Wayne County Sheriff's Office
State: NC
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

In April 2017, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office filed a request to reallocate $10,000 for the purchase of two new automated license plate readers, one of which was a replacement for a broken camera.

Neptune Township Police Department Neptune City Monmouth County NJ Automated License Plate Readers
The Neptune Township Police Department has both stationary and vehicle-mounted automated license plate readers, and have used them since at least 2016.

Links:
Government budget/purchasing (Neptune Townshipt)
News article (APP)
Government budget/purchasing (Government Site)

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

The Neptune Township Police Department has both stationary and vehicle-mounted automated license plate readers, and have used them since at least 2016.

Poughkeepsie Police Department Poughkeepsie Dutchess County NY Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
In 2012, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department spent $14,943 on ELSAG automated license plate readers .

Links:
Public records (American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU))

Agency: Poughkeepsie Police Department
State: NY
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

In 2012, the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department spent $14,943 on ELSAG automated license plate readers .

Poughkeepsie Police Department Poughkeepsie Dutchess County NY Automated License Plate Readers
The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department's Technology Operations division maintains and operates an automated license plate reader system.

Links:
Government information (Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department)

Agency: Poughkeepsie Police Department
State: NY
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department's Technology Operations division maintains and operates an automated license plate reader system.

Pueblo Police Department Pueblo Pueblo County CO Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
The Pueblo Police Department began using ELSAG automated license plate readers in 2010. PPD added another ALPR system in 2018. The Pueblo Transportation Department also added Nupark ALPR systems, which is checked against the Pueblo Police Department's hot lists.

Links:
Government information (City of Pueblo Colorado )
Government information (Pueblo Police Department Annual Report)
News article (Pueblo Chieftain)

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

The Pueblo Police Department began using ELSAG automated license plate readers in 2010. PPD added another ALPR system in 2018. The Pueblo Transportation Department also added Nupark ALPR systems, which is checked against the Pueblo Police Department's hot lists.

Holmdel Police Department Holmdel Monmouth County NJ Automated License Plate Readers ELSAG
In 2012, the Holmdel Police Department spent $18,000 on ELSAG automated license plate readers.

Links:
News article (Patch local paper)
Social media (Facebook post)
News article (News Article)

Agency: Holmdel Police Department
State: NJ
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor: ELSAG

In 2012, the Holmdel Police Department spent $18,000 on ELSAG automated license plate readers.

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.

Voorhees Police Department Voorhees Camden County NJ Automated License Plate Readers
The Voorhees Police Department and the Berlin Police Department agreed to share an automated license plate recognition system in 2013.

Links:
Meeting documents (GeneralCode.com)

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

The Voorhees Police Department and the Berlin Police Department agreed to share an automated license plate recognition system in 2013.

Berlin Police Department Berlin Camden County NJ Automated License Plate Readers
The Voorhees Police Department and the Berlin Police Department agreed to share an automated license plate recognition system in 2013.

Links:
Meeting documents (NJLM)

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

The Voorhees Police Department and the Berlin Police Department agreed to share an automated license plate recognition system in 2013.

Easton Police Department Easton Northampton County PA Automated License Plate Readers
In 2017, the Mayor of Easton approved a surveillance camera plan to "flood the West Ward with license plate recognition software" so the Easton Police Department can "record every single vehicle."

Links:
News article (WFMZ)
Public records (ACLU)

Agency: Easton Police Department
State: PA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

In 2017, the Mayor of Easton approved a surveillance camera plan to "flood the West Ward with license plate recognition software" so the Easton Police Department can "record every single vehicle."

Urbana Police Division Urbana Champaign County OH Automated License Plate Readers
According to the Urbana Police Division's 2010 annual report, the agency purchased an automated license plate reader through a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant.

Links:
Meeting documents (City of Urbana)

Agency: Urbana Police Division
State: OH
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

According to the Urbana Police Division's 2010 annual report, the agency purchased an automated license plate reader through a U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant.

Stafford County Sheriff's Office Stafford Stafford County VA Automated License Plate Readers
According the Free Lance-Star, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office has operated automated license plate Rreaders since March 2011.

Links:
News article (Fredericksburg.com)

Agency: Stafford County Sheriff's Office
State: VA
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

According the Free Lance-Star, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office has operated automated license plate Rreaders since March 2011.

Polk County Sheriff's Office Winter Haven Polk County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 11 automated license plate reader systems as of 2018.

Links:
Public records (MuckRock)
News article (10 News)

Agency: Polk County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Polk County Sheriff's Office operates 11 automated license plate reader systems as of 2018.

Manatee County Sheriff's Office Bradenton Manatee County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has eight automated license plate readers, as of 2018.

Links:
News article (10 News)

Agency: Manatee County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has eight automated license plate readers, as of 2018.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office New Port Richey Pasco County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has five automated license plate readers as of 2018.

Links:
News article (10 News)

Agency: Pasco County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has five automated license plate readers as of 2018.

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Largo Pinellas County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has 30 automated license plate readers as of 2018.

Links:
News article (10 News)

Agency: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has 30 automated license plate readers as of 2018.

Clearwater Police Department Clearwater Pinellas County FL Automated License Plate Readers
The Clearwater Police Deparmtent has four automated license plate readers as of 2018.

Links:
News article (10 News)

Agency: Clearwater Police Department
State: FL
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Clearwater Police Deparmtent has four automated license plate readers as of 2018.