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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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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.

Fort Smith Police Department Fort Smith Sebastian County AR Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Fort Smith Police Department bought 80 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.

Links:
News article (5 News Online)
News article (KNWA Fox 24 )
News article (Times Record)

Agency: Fort Smith Police Department
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Fort Smith Police Department bought 80 new Axon body-worn cameras in 2019.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Little Rock Pulaski County AR Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office purchased 235 body-worn cameras in 2019, using a $440,000 federal grant.

Links:
News article (National Public Radio Branch of University of Arkansas Little Rock)
News article (Arkansas Democrat Gazette)

Agency: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office
State: AR
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office purchased 235 body-worn cameras in 2019, using a $440,000 federal grant.

Cochise County Sheriff's Office Bisbee Cochise County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras.

Links:
Government information (Cochise Website)

Agency: Cochise County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras.

Buckeye Police Department Buckeye Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Buckeye Police Department announced plans to begin acquire 66 body-worn cameras in July 2016.

Links:
News article (West Valley View)

Agency: Buckeye Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Buckeye Police Department announced plans to begin acquire 66 body-worn cameras in July 2016.

Marana Police Department Marana Pima County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units.

Links:
News article (KGUN 9)
http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf

Agency: Marana Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units.

Mesa Police Department Mesa Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Mesa Police Department implemented a body-worn camera pilot program in 2012. As of 2017, MPD had deployed 350 Axon BWCs in the field.

Links:
Government information (Department of Justice)
Social media (Mesa Police Department Facebook)
Government budget/purchasing (Mesa Police Department)

Agency: Mesa Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Mesa Police Department implemented a body-worn camera pilot program in 2012. As of 2017, MPD had deployed 350 Axon BWCs in the field.

Peoria Police Department Peoria Maricopa County, Yavapai County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Peoria Police Department has 179 Axon body-worn cameras as of 2019.

Links:
News article (AZ Central)
News article (Daily Independent)
Government information (Peoria Police Department)

Agency: Peoria Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Peoria Police Department has 179 Axon body-worn cameras as of 2019.

Phoenix Police Department Phoenix Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Phoenix Police Department outfitted 950 frontline officers with body-worn cameras in 2019, with plans to expand BWCs to 1,200 officers.

Links:
News article (Cronkite News)
News article (AP News)
News article (Fox 10 Phoenix)

Agency: Phoenix Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Phoenix Police Department outfitted 950 frontline officers with body-worn cameras in 2019, with plans to expand BWCs to 1,200 officers.

Sahuarita Police Department Sahuarita Pima County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
Sahuarita Police Department began its body-worn camera program in 2017. As of 2019, SPD had 49 body-worn camera.

Links:
News article (Sahuarita Sun)
http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf

Agency: Sahuarita Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Sahuarita Police Department began its body-worn camera program in 2017. As of 2019, SPD had 49 body-worn camera.

Sierra Vista Police Department Sierra Vista Cochise County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
Sierra Vista Police Department purchased 62 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017.

Links:
News article (Herald/Review)

Agency: Sierra Vista Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Sierra Vista Police Department purchased 62 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017.

South Tucson Police Department South Tucson Pima County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
Meeting minutes from the South Tuscon City Council show that South Tucson Police Department received funding from the Tohono O’Odham Nation to purchase body-worn cameras for all its officers in 2015. As of a 2018 meeting, the police continued to use the cameras and sought grant funding for a new server to store body camera footage and other digital evidence.

Links:
Government information (South Tucson)
https://www.southtucsonaz.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_council/meeting/1165/mn081417.pdf
http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf

Agency: South Tucson Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Meeting minutes from the South Tuscon City Council show that South Tucson Police Department received funding from the Tohono O’Odham Nation to purchase body-worn cameras for all its officers in 2015. As of a 2018 meeting, the police continued to use the cameras and sought grant funding for a new server to store body camera footage and other digital evidence.

Apache County Sheriff's Office St. Johns Apache County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Apache County Sheriff's Office uses Axon body-worn cameras.

Links:
News article (White Mountain Independent)

Agency: Apache County Sheriff's Office
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Apache County Sheriff's Office uses Axon body-worn cameras.

Surprise Police Department Surprise Maricopa County AZ Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Surprise Police Department purchased 61 Axon body-worn cameras for $226,717 in 2013.

Links:
Government information (Surprise Arizona .gove)
Social Media Post (Surprise Police Department Facebook)

Agency: Surprise Police Department
State: AZ
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Surprise Police Department purchased 61 Axon body-worn cameras for $226,717 in 2013.

Alameda Police Department Alameda Alameda County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Alameda Police Department's policy manual indicates that all uniformed officers use body-worn cameras when in the field.

Links:
Government information (Government page)

Agency: Alameda Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Alameda Police Department's policy manual indicates that all uniformed officers use body-worn cameras when in the field.

Albany Police Department Albany Alameda County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
Albany Police Department uses Axon Body 2 body-worn cameras ,which they purchased in 2017.

Links:
Government information (City of Albany Department of Police)

Agency: Albany Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

Albany Police Department uses Axon Body 2 body-worn cameras ,which they purchased in 2017.

Bakersfield Police Department Bakersfield Kern County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Bakersfield Police Department received funding to outfit all police officers with Axon body-worn cameras by spring 2020.

Links:
News article (Bakersfield)
News article (KGET.com)

Agency: Bakersfield Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Bakersfield Police Department received funding to outfit all police officers with Axon body-worn cameras by spring 2020.

UC Berkeley Police Department Berkeley Alameda County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The UC Berkeley Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2 camera as of May 2020.

Links:
Social media (UC Berkeley PD)

Agency: UC Berkeley Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The UC Berkeley Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2 camera as of May 2020.

Brentwood Police Department Brentwood Contra Costa County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Brentwood Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Vievu LE5

Links:
Social media (Brentwood PD)

Agency: Brentwood Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Brentwood Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Vievu LE5

Campbell Police Department Campbell Santa Clara County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
In 2008, the Campbell Police Department purchased body-worn cameras with grant funding. The department has body-worn cameras for every officer assigned to the patrol division.

Links:
News article (Campbell Police Department)
News article (Mercury News)

Agency: Campbell Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

In 2008, the Campbell Police Department purchased body-worn cameras with grant funding. The department has body-worn cameras for every officer assigned to the patrol division.

East Bay Regional Park District PD Castro Valley Contra Costa County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2.

Links:
Social media (Facebook )

Agency: East Bay Regional Park District PD
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2.

Clayton Police Department Clayton Contra Costa County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
In 2018, the Clayton Police Department was authorized to purchase Axon body-worn cameras for roughly $33,000 per year for 5 years.

Links:
Policy (Police Departmen)
Meeting documents (Suisun City Website)

Agency: Clayton Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

In 2018, the Clayton Police Department was authorized to purchase Axon body-worn cameras for roughly $33,000 per year for 5 years.

Cloverdale Police Department Cloverdale Sonoma County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Cloverdale Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing Axon Body 2 cameras as of December of 2019.

Links:
Social media (Cloverdale Police)

Agency: Cloverdale Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Cloverdale Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing Axon Body 2 cameras as of December of 2019.

Concord Police Department Concord Contra Costa County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Concord Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2.

Links:
Social media (Concord PD)

Agency: Concord Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Concord Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2.

Cotati Police Department Cotati Sonoma County CA Body-worn Cameras Axon
The Cotati Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2 as of March 2020.

Links:
Social media (Cotati Police)

Agency: Cotati Police Department
State: CA
Technology: Body-worn Cameras
Vendor: Axon

The Cotati Police Department's Facebook page features officers wearing the Axon Body 2 as of March 2020.