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Documenting Police Tech
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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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Honolulu Police Department Honolulu Honolulu County HI Automated License Plate Readers
The Honolulu Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2013.

Links:
Policy (Honolulu Police Department)
News article (Honolulu CivilBeat)

Agency: Honolulu Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Automated License Plate Readers
Vendor:

The Honolulu Police Department has used automated license plate readers since 2013.

Maui County Police Department Wailuku Maui County HI Ring/Neighbors Partnership Ring
The Maui County 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: Maui County Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Ring/Neighbors Partnership
Vendor: Ring

The Maui County 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.

Hawaii Fusion Center Honolulu Honolulu County HI Fusion Center
The Hawaii 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)
Government information (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Government information (Hawaii Fusion Center)

Agency: Hawaii Fusion Center
State: HI
Technology: Fusion Center
Vendor:

The Hawaii 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.

Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center Kekuanaoa Honolulu County HI Face Recognition Idemia
The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Links:
News article (Yahoo Finance)
Academic Report (Georgetown University)

Agency: Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center
State: HI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Maui County Police Department Wailuku Maui County HI Face Recognition Idemia
The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Links:
News article (Yahoo Finance)
Academic Report (Georgetown University)

Agency: Maui County Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Kauai County Police Department Līhu‘e Kauai County HI Face Recognition Idemia
The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Links:
News article (Yahoo Finance)
Academic Report (Georgetown University)

Agency: Kauai County Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Hawaii County Police Department Hilo Hawaii County HI Face Recognition Idemia
The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Links:
News article (Yahoo Finance)
Academic Report (Georgetown University)

Agency: Hawaii County Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Honolulu Police Department Honolulu Honolulu County HI Face Recognition Idemia
The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Links:
News article (Yahoo Finance)
Academic Report (Georgetown University)
Policy (Honolulu Police)

Agency: Honolulu Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Face Recognition
Vendor: Idemia

The Honolulu Police Department and the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center began using face recognition technology in 2014, and expanded its use through all Hawaiian counties in 2015.

Maui Police Department Wailuku Maui County HI Drones
The Maui 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: Maui Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Honolulu Police Department Honolulu Honolulu County HI Drones
The Honolulu Police Department operates one 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: Honolulu Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Drones
Vendor:

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

Honolulu Police Department Honolulu Honolulu County HI Body-worn Cameras
In 2018, 15% of the Honolulu Police Department used body-worn cameras. HPD plans to equip all officers with BWCs in 2020.

Links:
Government information (Honolulu Police Department)

Agency: Honolulu Police Department
State: HI
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor:

In 2018, 15% of the Honolulu Police Department used body-worn cameras. HPD plans to equip all officers with BWCs in 2020.