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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
Auburn Police Department Auburn King County, Pierce County WA Drones 3DR
The Auburn Police Department operates one 3DR Solo 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: Auburn Police Department
State: WA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: 3DR

The Auburn Police Department operates one 3DR Solo drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Lakewood Police Department Lakewood Pierce County WA Drones 3DR
The Lakewood Police Department operates one 3DR Solo 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: Lakewood Police Department
State: WA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: 3DR

The Lakewood Police Department operates one 3DR Solo drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Pecos Police Department Pecos Reeves County TX Drones 3DR
The Pecos Police Department operates one 3DR Solo 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: Pecos Police Department
State: TX
Technology: Drones
Vendor: 3DR

The Pecos Police Department operates one 3DR Solo drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Rogers County Sheriff's Office Claremore Rogers County OK Drones 3DR, DJI
The Rogers County Sheriff's Office operates two 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: Rogers County Sheriff's Office
State: OK
Technology: Drones
Vendor: 3DR, DJI

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

Lockport City School District Lockport Niagara County NY Face Recognition Aegis
The Lockport City School District spent $1.4 million to install the Aegis face recognition system on 300 cameras, which went live in January 2019.

Links:
News article (NY Times)

Agency: Lockport City School District
State: NY
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Aegis

The Lockport City School District spent $1.4 million to install the Aegis face recognition system on 300 cameras, which went live in January 2019.

Oakland County Sheriff's Office Pontiac Oakland County MI Drones Aerial Imaging Works
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office operates two drones 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: Oakland County Sheriff's Office
State: MI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aerial Imaging Works

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office operates two drones as of 2015, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Gadsden Police Department Gadsden Etowah County AL Drones AeroVironment
The Gadsden Police Department operates one AeroVironment Wasp III drone as of 2010, 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: Gadsden Police Department
State: AL
Technology: Drones
Vendor: AeroVironment

The Gadsden Police Department operates one AeroVironment Wasp III drone as of 2010, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Ventura County Sheriff's Office Ventura Ventura County CA Drones AeroVironment, DJI
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office operates six drones as of 2013, 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: Ventura County Sheriff's Office
State: CA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: AeroVironment, DJI

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office operates six drones as of 2013, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Danville Police Department Danville VA Drones Aeryon Labs
The Danville Police Department operates one Aeryon Labs Skyranger R60 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: Danville Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Danville Police Department operates one Aeryon Labs Skyranger R60 drone as of 2018, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Michigan State Police Dimondale Eaton County MI Drones Aeryon Labs
The Michigan State Police Department operates three Aeryon Labs drones as of 2013, 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: Michigan State Police
State: MI
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Michigan State Police Department operates three Aeryon Labs drones as of 2013, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Conroe Montgomery County TX Drones Aeryon Labs
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office operates three Aeryon Labs drones as of 2011, 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: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office operates three Aeryon Labs drones as of 2011, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

New Hampshire State Police Concord Merrimack County NH Drones Aeryon Labs
The New Hampshire State Police Department operates two Aeryon Labs drones 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: New Hampshire State Police
State: NH
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The New Hampshire State Police Department operates two Aeryon Labs drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Randall County Sheriff's Office Amarillo Randall County TX Drones Aeryon Labs
The Randall County Sheriff's Office operates two Aeryon Labs drones 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: Randall County Sheriff's Office
State: TX
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Randall County Sheriff's Office operates two Aeryon Labs drones as of 2019, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Suffolk Police Department Suffolk VA Drones Aeryon Labs
The Suffolk Police Department operates two Aeryon Labs 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: Suffolk Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Suffolk Police Department operates two Aeryon Labs drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Texas Department of Public Safety Austin Travis County TX Drones Aeryon Labs
The Texas Department of Public Safety operates 17 Aeryon Labs 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: Texas Department of Public Safety
State: TX
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs

The Texas Department of Public Safety operates 17 Aeryon Labs drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Phoenix Maricopa County AZ Drones Aeryon Labs, DJI
The Arizona Department of Public Safety operates three 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: Arizona Department of Public Safety
State: AZ
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs, DJI

The Arizona Department of Public Safety operates three drones as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Massachusetts State Police Framingham Middlesex County MA Drones Aeryon Labs, DJI
The Massachusetts State Police Department operates five 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: Massachusetts State Police
State: MA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aeryon Labs, DJI

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

Chino Police Department Chino San Bernadino County CA Face Recognition AFR Engine
The Chino Police Department began testing AFR Engine's face recognition technology in 2019 and intends to extend the program.

Links:
News article (Daily Bulletin)

Agency: Chino Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: AFR Engine

The Chino Police Department began testing AFR Engine's face recognition technology in 2019 and intends to extend the program.

Alameda County Sheriff's Office Oakland Alameda County CA Drones Aircover, DJI, Aeryon
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office’s Office operates 10 drones as of 2014, 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: Alameda County Sheriff's Office
State: CA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Aircover, DJI, Aeryon

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office’s Office operates 10 drones as of 2014, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Minneapolis Police Department Minneapolis Hennepin County MN Video Analytics Arxys
The Minneapolis Police Department uses Milestone software to analyze the video motions captured by video surveillance cameras.

Links:
News article (Buzzfeed News)

Agency: Minneapolis Police Department
State: MN
Technology: Video Analytics
Vendor: Arxys

The Minneapolis Police Department uses Milestone software to analyze the video motions captured by video surveillance cameras.

Bargersville Police Department Bargersville Johnson County IN Drones Autel Robotics
The Bargersville Police Department operates two Autel Robotics 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: Bargersville Police Department
State: IN
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Autel Robotics

The Bargersville Police Department operates two Autel Robotics drones as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Carlisle County Sheriff's Office Bardwell Carlisle County KY Drones Autel Robotics
The Carlisle County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium 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: Carlisle County Sheriff's Office
State: KY
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Autel Robotics

The Carlisle County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Choctaw County Sheriff's Office Hugo Choctaw County OK Drones Autel Robotics
The Choctaw County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium 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: Choctaw County Sheriff's Office
State: OK
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Autel Robotics

The Choctaw County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium drone as of 2016, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Fredericksburg Police Department Fredericksburg VA Drones Autel Robotics
The Fredericksburg Police Department operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium 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: Fredericksburg Police Department
State: VA
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Autel Robotics

The Fredericksburg Police Department operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

Graves County Sheriff's Office Mayfield Graves County KY Drones Autel Robotics
The Graves County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium 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: Graves County Sheriff's Office
State: KY
Technology: Drones
Vendor: Autel Robotics

The Graves County Sheriff's Office operates one Autel Robotics X-Star Premium drone as of 2017, according to data compiled by the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.