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The Atlas of Surveillance: Southwestern Border Counties dataset was compiled by EFF and students at the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno using online research methods. While we aimed to be as comprehensive, the dataset may include information that is outdated or incomplete. We endeavor to update this dataset periodically as new information is collected or submitted. Should you find items to add or correct, or if you do something super cool with the data, please email EFF Senior Investigative Researcher at dm@eff.org. 

Download the dataset (Last updated Sept. 10, 2019)

The table below serves as a quick reference guide; for the sake of convenience, we omitted many fields that are in the original file linked above. The downloadable dataset also includes archived versions of the URL via the Internet Archive's Wayback machine. 

Agency County State Jurisdiction Technology Town/City LEA Type Summary Vendor Link Additional links Source Document Date
San Diego County District Attorney's Office San Diego County CA County Face Recognition San Diego District Attorney The San Diego County District Attorney's Office uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 10 agency users queried the face recognition system 60 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Drug Enforcement Administration Pima County AZ Federal Automated
License Plate
Readers
Tohono O'odham Nation Federal agency The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has installed automatic license-plate readers along Interstate 19 and uses them along other highways, like Arizona 86. The DEA has also used clusters of readers along Arizona 86 and other highways on the Tohono O'odham Nation, an area frequented by smugglers. Tohono O'odham Police Chief Joseph Delgado told reporters that the devices also were being used in two places along Federal Route 15 and along Federal Route 42 in the northern part of the reservations. https://tucson.com/news/local/border/license-plate-scanners-let-gov-t-track-your-travels/article_a3ee4b9c-a154-5da1-9a5f-e9f0ef490b32.html Arizona Daily Star 8/5/2012
U.S. Army Fort Huachuca Cochise County AZ Federal Drones Fort Huachuca Federal agency Fort Huachuca is the largest unmanned aircraft systems training facility in the world, according to the Sierra Vista Economic Develop Department. https://www.sierravistaaz.gov/city-departments/economic-development/growth-industries/unmanned-aircraft-systems/ Sierra Vista Arizona
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cochise County AZ Federal Drones Fort Huachuca Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection has operated Predator B drones out of Libby Army Airfield in For Huachuca since 2011. General Automatics https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2019-Feb/air-marine-fact-sheet-uas-predator-b-2015.pdf U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2015
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Pima County AZ Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
Tohono O’odham Nation Federal agency CBP plants to build 10 intergated fixed tower systems systems across the Tohono O'odham Nation reservation. These towers are 160 feet tall and can monitor every person and vehicle within a 7.5 mile radius. These towers use a TORCH operating system that uses artificial intelligence to see what is recorded on IFTs. Elbit Systems of America https://theintercept.com/2019/08/25/border-patrol-israel-elbit-surveillance/ https://tucson.com/news/local/tohono-o-odham-nation-opposes-border-wall-allows-surveillance-towers/article_171090db-769e-5dd2-9d60-82d7f3fbc745.html
http://inthesetimes.com/article/21903/us-mexico-border-surveillance-tohono-oodham-nation-border-patrol
https://archinect.com/features/article/150049769/assessing-surveillance-infrastructures-of-security-in-the-tohono-o-odham-nation
The Intercept 8/25/2019
U.S. Border Patrol: Tucson Secto Pima County AZ Federal Mobile
Surveillance Vehicle
Tucson Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the Tucson sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol: Yuma Sector Yuma County AZ Federal Mobile
Surveillance Vehicle
Yuma Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the Yuma sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Cochise County AZ Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Huachuca City Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Yuma County AZ Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Yuma Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Yuma, Arizona. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats
U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Border Patrol: Tucson Secto Pima County AZ Federal Unattended
Ground Sensors
Tucson Federal agency The U.S. Border Patrol's privacy impact assessment describes unattended ground sensors as "seismic, acoustic, magnetic, and day/night cameras that are used to automatically detect persons or vehicles and transmit activity reports or images via radio frequency or satellite communications." There are 1,118 installed along the border, of which 600 were deployed to the Tucson and Yuma sectors. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/privacy-pia-cbp022-bss-september2018.pdf 11/2017
U.S. Border Patrol: Yuma Sector Yuma County AZ Federal Unattended
Ground Sensors
Yuma Federal agency The U.S. Border Patrol's privacy impact assessment describes unattended ground sensors as "seismic, acoustic, magnetic, and day/night cameras that are used to automatically detect persons or vehicles and transmit activity reports or images via radio frequency or satellite communications." There are 1,118 installed along the border, of which 600 were deployed to the Tucson and Yuma sectors. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/privacy-pia-cbp022-bss-september2018.pdf 11/2017
U.S. Department of Homeland Security San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (including Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and U.S.Border Patrol) uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 7 agency users queried the face recognition system 113 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Department of State San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Department of State uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 2 agency users queried the face recognition system 7 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 10 agency users queried the face recognition system 49 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 5 agency users queried the face recognition system 114 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 3 agency users queried the face recognition system 64 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Marshals San Diego County CA Federal Face Recognition San Diego Federal agency The U.S. Marshals uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 9 agency users queried the face recognition system 1688 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
U.S. Border Patrol:
San Diego Sector
San Diego County CA Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
San Diego Federal agency An Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) consists of radars and cameras mounted on stationary towers. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that 2 IFTs are located in the San Diego sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
El Centro Sector
Imperial County CA Federal Mobile Surveillance Vehicle El Centro Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the El Centro sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
San Diego Sector
San Diego County CA Federal Mobile Surveillance Vehicle San Diego Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the San Diego sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
El Centro Sector
Imperial County CA Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems El Centro Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 66 RVSS located in the El Centro sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
San Diego Sector
San Diego County CA Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems San Diego Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 41 RVSS located in the San Diego sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Luna County NM Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Deming Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Deming, New Mexico. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats
http://www.cityofdeming.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=115
U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
Drug Enforcement Administration:
El Paso Intelligence Center
El Paso County TX Federal Automated License Plate Readers El Paso Federal agency The Drug Enforcement Administration operates automated license plate readers across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. According to document obtained by the ACLU, "any federal, state, or local law enforcement agent vetted by the DEA’s El Paso Intelligence Center can conduct queries of the database." EPIC also operates a 24-hour "LPR Watch." As of 2015, the DEA's system includes 53 fixed cameras, 24 barrel cameras, and 47 license plate reader trailers distributed in 12 locations in East Texas, 21 location in West Texas and New Mexico, 6 locations in Arizona, and 6 locations in California. https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/foia-documents-reveal-massive-dea-program-record-americans-whereabouts-license ACLU 01/26/2015
Drug Enforcement Administration Webb County TX Federal Automated License Plate Readers Laredo Federal agency As recently as July 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration has used Perceptics automated license plate readers in Laredo. Perceptics https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6386782-Laredo-Perceptics.html https://www.fbo.gov/notices/236cd0738e6d38d4be11cb1552b9cdc0 Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso County TX Federal Cell-site Simulators El Paso Federal agency According to records obtained by the ACLU, the Drug Enforcement Administration El Paso Division purchased $412,871 in cell-site simulator equipment from Harris Corporation in 2013, "including upgrading three Stingray I and Stingray II cell site simulators used by its El Paso and Albuquerque offices to the newer Hailstorm model." Harris Corp. https://www.aclu.org/blog/privacy-technology/surveillance-technologies/aclu-releases-new-foia-documents-aerial-cell-phone ACLU 3/17/2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
Del Rio Sector
Maverick County TX Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
Del Rio Federal agency An Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) consists of radars and cameras mounted on stationary towers. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that two IFTs are located in the Del Rio sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
El Paso Sector
El Paso County TX Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
El Paso Federal agency An Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) consists of radars and cameras mounted on stationary towers. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that 28 IFTs are located in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol: Laredo Sector Webb County TX Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
Laredo Federal agency An Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) consists of radars and cameras mounted on stationary towers. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that two IFTs are located in the Laredo sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
Rio Grand Valley Sector
Starr County TX Federal Integrated
Fixed Towers
Rio Grande Valley Federal agency An Integrated Fixed Tower System (IFT) consists of radars and cameras mounted on stationary towers. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that one IFT is located in the Rio Grande Valley sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
Big Bend Sector
Presidio County TX Federal Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Marfa Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the Big Bend sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
Del Rio Sector
Maverick County TX Federal Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Del Rio Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the Del Rio sector. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
El Paso Sector
El Paso County TX Federal Mobile Surveillance Vehicle El Paso Federal agency A Mobile Surveillance Capability (MSC) system consists of radar and cameras mounted 25 feet high on a truck, with a display within the cab of the truck U.S. Border Patrol deploys these trucks in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf Government Accountability Office 2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
Big Bend Sector
Presidio County TX Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems Marfa Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 4 RVSS located in the El Centro sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
Del Rio Sector
Maverick County TX Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems Del Rio Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 67 RVSS located in the Del Rio sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
El Paso Sector
El Paso County TX Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems El Paso Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 69 RVSS located in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol: Laredo Sector Webb County TX Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems Laredo Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 107 RVSS located in the Laredo Sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol:
Rio Grande Valley Sector
Starr County TX Federal Remote Video Surveillance Systems Rio Grande Valley Federal agency A Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) system consists of daylight and infrared cameras mounted on poles, towers, or buildings. A 2018 U.S. Patrol presentation indicates that there are 83 RVSS located in the Rio Grande Valley sector. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.html https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdf U.S. Border Patrol 10/15/2018
U.S. Border Patrol: McAllen Station Hidalgo County TX Federal Tactical Aerostat McAllen Federal agency U.S. Border Patrol deploys six "tactical aerostat" systems in Texas, with two stationed near its McAllen Station. These surveillance balloons are similar to CBP's TARS system, except they are relocatable. The systems include radar surveillance equipment and infrared and high-resolution cameras https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Border Patrol:
Rio Grande City Station
Starr County TX Federal Tactical Aerostat Rio Grande City Federal agency U.S. Border Patrol deploys six "tactical aerostat" systems in Texas, with one stationed near its Rio Grande City Station. These surveillance balloons are similar to CBP's TARS system, except they are relocatable. The systems include radar surveillance equipment and infrared and high-resolution cameras https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats
https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf
http://www.cityofdeming.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=115
U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Border Patrol: Weslaco Station Hidalgo County TX Federal Tactical Aerostat Weslaco Federal agency U.S. Border Patrol deploys six "tactical aerostat" systems in Texas, with one stationed near its Weslaco Station. These surveillance balloons are similar to CBP's TARS system, except they are relocatable. The systems include radar surveillance equipment and infrared and high-resolution cameras https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Border Patrol: Zapata Station Zapata County TX Federal Tactical Aerostat Zapata Federal agency U.S. Border Patrol deploys six "tactical aerostat" systems in Texas, with one stationed near its Zapata Station. These surveillance balloons are similar to CBP's TARS system, except they are relocatable. The systems include radar surveillance equipment and infrared and high-resolution cameras https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Maverick County TX Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Eagle Pass Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Eagle Pass, Texas. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Presidio County TX Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Marfa Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Marfa, Texas. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Starr County TX Federal Tethered Aerostat
Radar System
Rio Grande City Federal agency U.S. Customs and Border Protection "Tethered Aerostat Radar Systems" (TARS) are unmanned, unarmed blimps used for surveillance. One of the six aerostats along the U.S.-Mexico border is moored near Rio Grande City, Texas. https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/682842.pdf https://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office 02/2017
Brownsville Fire Department Cameron County TX Municipal Drones Brownsville Fire Department/Emergency Services The Brownsville Fire Department acquired a drone in 2017 and has used it in operations involving the police department. http://web.archive.org/web/20190820225815/https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/brownsville-fire-department-adopts-drone-technology/article_c53f5a60-db9f-11e6-b6d3-4bfa5c3c142b.html The Brownsville Herald 1/15/2017
Tombstone Marshal's Office Cochise County AZ Municipal Drones Tombstone Marshal Tombstone Marshal’s Office, Fire Department, and Public Works Departments fly a drone for various operations, including “search and rescue, firefighting, utility inspections, accident scene reconstruction, warrant service, and many other applications.” http://thetombstonenews.com/clients/thetombstonenews/TMBNEWS050319.pdf https://www.facebook.com/pg/Tombstone-Marshals-Office-128767120474147/posts/ The Tombstone News 5/3/2019
Fort Huachuca
Military Police
Cochise County AZ Military Camera Network Fort Huachuca Military Police In late 2013, the Fort Huachuca Military Police Department purchased 22 Panasonic Arbitrator digital video systems to capture 360-degree footage of everything inside and outside of patrol vehicles. Panasonic https://www.ruggedmobilityforbusiness.com/2013/09/fort-huachuca-police-advance-mobile-efficiency-with-panasonic-solution/
https://www.security.us.panasonic.com/case-studies/case/fort-huachuca Panasonic 9/11/2013
Tucson Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Artificial Intelligence Tucson Police COPLINK is a database analysis system developed by Tucson Police Department and the University of Arizona Artificial Intelligence Lab. COPLINK allows law enforcement to mine and analyze data across multiple databases in investigations using AI algorithms. Forensic Logic https://www.tucsonaz.gov/police/technology-initiatives https://mijente.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WHO’S-BEHIND-ICE_-The-Tech-and-Data-Companies-Fueling-Deportations_v3-.pdf City of Tucson
Yuma Police
Department
Yuma County AZ Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Yuma Police The Yuma Police Department began installing automated license plate readers in vehicles in 2009. The system underwent an upgrade in 2016. https://www.yumaaz.gov/documents/finance-department/city-of-yumas-annual-budget/COY-Budget-2010-2011.pdf https://www.yumaaz.gov/documents/finance-department/city-of-yumas-annual-budget/COY-Budget-2016-2017.pdf City of Yuma Budget Documents 2010
Nogales Police Department Santa Cruz County AZ Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Nogales Police The Nogales Police Department has had automated license plate readers since 2009. https://www.nogalesinternational.com/news/npd-adds-another-tool-to-its-arsenal/article_c7adb21a-9b1d-5111-b779-12a602a5008a.html Nogales International 04/06/2009
Oro Valley Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Oro Valley Police The Oro Valley Police Department’s policy authorizes officers to use ALPR for a wide variety of investigations, including identifying stolen or wanted vehicles, stolen license plates, missing persons, active warrants, surveillance, suspect interdiction, stolen property recovery, and for undefined “homeland security” activities. Police are also encouraged to canvass neighborhoods around crime scenes using vehicles outfitted with ALPRs. Oro Valley Police volunteers also drive cars equipped with ALPR technology. https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/sites/default/files/media/docs/2019/ovpd-policy-manual.pdf https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/police/police-faqs Oro Valley Police Department 1/15/2019
Marana Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Marana Police The Marana Police Department received federal funds through Operation Stonegarden to purchase an automated license plate reader, along with six vehicle-mounted thermal imaging devices. https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/border-bucks-operation-stonegarden/Content?oid=24698772 Tucson Weekly 04/04/2019
Sierra Vista
Police Department
Cochise County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Sierra Vista Police Sierra Vista Police Department purchased 62 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017. Axon https://www.myheraldreview.com/free_access/sierra-vista-police-ready-to-don-body-cameras-next-week/article_d0724dae-e840-11e6-9ce0-cfb338fd216e.html Herald/Review 2/1/2017
Marana Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Marana Police The Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units. Axon https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/marana-police-department-get-new-body-cameras http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf KGUN 9 7/8/2016
Sahuarita Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Sahuarita Police Sahuarita Police Department began its body-worn camera program in 2017. As of 2019, SPD had 49 body-worn camera. Axon https://www.sahuaritasun.com/news/some-sahuarita-officers-now-wearing-body-cameras/article_d9f52482-c0c1-11e7-9077-7f3a87cf1e17.html http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf Sahuarita Sun 11/3/2017
South Tucson
Police Department
Pima County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
South Tucson Police 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. Axon https://www.southtucsonaz.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_council/meeting/1207/mn101915.pdf 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
South Tucson 8/14/2017
Huachuca City Police Cochise County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Huachuca City Police Huachuca City set aside $3,200 for body-worn cameras in its 2017 budget. https://www.huachucacityaz.gov//Documents/AgendasMinutes/Council/Agendas/2017/08-02-2017%20Public%20Notice%20-%20Budget.pdf Town of Huachuca City Council Minutes 7/21/2017
Tucson Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Tucson Police As of January 2019, Tucson police had more than 500 body-worn cameras and was seeking funding for 129 more devices. http://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdf https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/police/Body_Worn_Camera_Presentation_moded.pdf
https://www.tucsonaz.gov/files/police/BWC_User_Manual_PDF.pdf
Tucson City Attorney 1/14/2019
Yuma Police
Department
Yuma County AZ Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Yuma Police In 2016, the Yuma Police Department received a $105,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to initiate its body-worn camera program, starting with 70 units for patrol officers. https://www.yumasun.com/news/ypd-gets-funds-for-body-cameras/article_27eb2c94-8514-11e6-a5ca-9b2b9786fedb.html https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/City-of-Yuma/Job/Law-Enforcement-Program-Supervisor-Body-Worn-Cameras-Program/-in-Yuma-County,AZ?jid=DO0adcb7187df99f99de06df5f280cbac7 http://kyma.dgt.me/ypd-gets-doj-grant-for-body-cameras/ https://web.archive.org/web/20190827204414/http://www.yumacountyaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=2684 Yuma Sun 09/27/2016
Tucson Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Camera Registry Tucson Police The Tucson Police Department encourages residents to register their private surveillance cameras with the city. https://www.kold.com/2018/09/20/register-your-security-camera-with-tucson-police-help-solve-crime/ https://analytics-api.commandcentral.com/camera_registration#/agencies
http://paloverdeparkneighborhood.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Surveillance-camera-registration.pdf
KOLD 09/20/2018
Oro Valley Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Drones Oro Valley Police The Oro Valley Police Department purchased three DJI drones for $7,000. DJI https://tucson.com/news/local/oro-valley-police-second-local-law-enforcement-agency-in-area/article_fd952ff0-ea3f-5736-ba50-f31ddcd3ff60.html Arizona Daily Star 4/22/2018
Sierra Vista Police Department Cochise County AZ Municipal Drones Sierra Vista Police Since 2018, the Sierra Vista Police Department has been developing an drone program, but as of July 2019, it had not yet received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. https://www.myheraldreview.com/news/government/svpd-plans-to-start-officer-drone-program/article_a6b4bb8c-3ee8-11e8-b275-23c6af07ebcb.html https://www.bensonnews-sun.com/news/article_06b2ffc4-ecf1-11e8-8468-8f6635082d62.html My Herald Review 4/13/2018
Sahuarita Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Drones Sahuarita Police With the purchase of two quadrotors in 2016, Sahuarita Police Department became the first local law enforcement agency in Arizona to deploy drones. The wide variety of authorized uses include public safety missions, such as searching for lost of missing people or suspects at large, monitoring emergency situations, and documenting crime scenes, but the drones may also be used for creating marketing materials for the town. https://youtu.be/zLKAUf25snw
 https://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/sahuaritasun.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/04/3042f3cc-d46f-11e6-afbe-93eb8441ef66/587034bc445ae.pdf.pdf
https://youtu.be/zLKAUf25snw Sahuarita Sun 1/8/2017
Tucson Police Department Pima County AZ Municipal Real-Time Crime Centers Tucson Police According to Police Chief magazine, the Tucson Police Department's Real-Time Analytical Crime Center (TRACC) "provides analytical support to the officers as they respond to calls and provides division commanders with predictive analyses of criminal activity and traffic accidents by examining trends and hotspots in particular areas. The analyses provided by the TRACC go beyond simple collection and disbursement of statistics and provide more detailed analyses of the motivations behind criminal activity." A message from the TPD chief on Facebook further indicated that staff at TRACC monitor calls for service and live video feeds. https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/PoliceChief_March_2017_WEB.pdf https://www.facebook.com/TucsonPoliceDepartment/posts/chief-chris-magnus-updates-the-mayor-city-council-members-city-manager-and-commu/10153663603758531/ Police Chief magazine 3/1/2017
City of Yuma Yuma County AZ Municipal Smart Streetlights Yuma Police In 2019, the City of Yuma began a program to install sensor nodes on 10,000 street lights as part of a "smart city" initiative. In addition to providing public wi-fi, the nodes can capture audio and video. The nodes also have gunshot detection capabalities. The program will be in completed in 2020. Siemens and anyCOMM https://www.yumaaz.gov/city-administration/smart-city-technology.html https://www.kyma.com/news/smart-city-technology-to-hit-yuma/995875827 City of Yuma 2019
San Diego
Harbor Police Department
San Diego County CA Port Automated License Plate Readers San Diego Police The San Diego Harbor Police uses both fixed and mobile automated license plate readers. Vigilant Solutions/3m https://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-diego-56/california-public-records-request-license-plate-readers-san-diego-harbor-police-department-66881/ https://pantheonstorage.blob.core.windows.net/public-safety/Compliance-with-SB34-Licence-Plate-Recognition-Systems.pdf Aaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project 04/03/2016
El Cajon Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers El Cajon Police The El Cajon Police Department participates in an automated license plate reader program operated by the Automated Regional Justice Information System, a division of the San Diego Association of Governments. http://www.arjis.org/RegionalPolicies/ARJIS%20LPR%20AUP%20-%20Approved%20-%20Rev150213.pdf https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/08/02/MAASS_PRA_-_POLICE_INFO.pdf ARJIS
Calexico Police Department Imperial County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Calexico Police Of the 82 cameras in Calexico's citywide police network, nine are automated license plate readers. Convergint Technologies http://www.calexico.ca.gov/vertical/sites/%7B342ED706-1EBB-4FDE-BD1E-9543BAD44C09%7D/uploads/Council_Agenda_09-20-2017_-_Item_19.pdf Calexico Police Department 09/20/2017
Chula Vista Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Chula Vista Police The Chula Vista Police Department uses automated license plate readers. Data is maintained for one year. http://www.chulavistaca.gov/home/showdocument?id=12093 Chula Vista Police Department 10/8/2015
El Centro Police Department Imperial County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers El Centro Police The El Centro Police Department uses automated license plate readers and retains the data for two years. http://www.cityofelcentro.org/police/userfiles/El%20Centro%20PD%20ALPR%20Policy.pdf City of El Centro 06/07/2019
Coronado Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Coronado Police The Coronado Police Department has used automated license plate readers since at least 2016. ALPR data is stored for one year. https://www.coronado.ca.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_746006/File/government/departments/Police%20Services/LPR.pdf Coronado Police Department 3/24/2016
Escondido Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Escondido Police The Escondido Police Department used both fixed and mobile automated license plate readers. https://police.escondido.org/Data/Sites/4/media/pdfs/1-62.pdf Escondido Police Department 06/11/2019
La Mesa Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers La Mesa Police The La Mesa Police Department has used Vigilant Solutions automated license plate readers since 2017. Before that, LMPD used ALPR systems by 3M. Vigilant Solutions https://www.muckrock.com/foi/la-mesa-62/2018-vigilant-data-sharing-information-la-mesa-ca-police-department-48887/#comms Muckrock 02/22/2018
Oceanside Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Oceanside Police The Oceanside Police Department affixes automated license plate readers to some of its patrol vehicles. Data is retained for one year. https://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=41989 Oceanside Police Department
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers San Diego Police San Diego Police Department has 31 vehicles equipped with automated license plate readers. Vigilant Solutions/3M

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4952879-San-Diego-Police-Department-Hit-Ratio-Report-2017.html
https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2019/02/15/PRA2019-23420SDPD20LPR20List.pdf

https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/sb34compliance.pdf https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2019/02/15/PRA2019-23420SDPD20LPR20List.pdf San Diego Police Department 04/23/2018
California State University San Marcos Police Department San Diego County CA University Automated License Plate Readers San Marcos Police California State University, San Marcos is using automated license plate readers to enforce parking permits. https://csusmchronicle.com/18279/opinion/new-parking-system-follows-with-questions-and-concerns/ The Cougar Chronicle 10/13/2018
Carlsbad Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Carlsbad Police As of 2018, the Carlsbad Police Department had installed 51 automated license plate readers at 14 intersections. The agency planned to install 35 more ALPR systems in 2019. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-plate-readers-20180821-story.html http://www.carlsbadca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=30424 San Diego Union Tribune 8/21/2018
California State University San Marcos Police Department San Diego County CA University Body-worn
Cameras
San Marcos Police California State University San Marcos Police Department issues Axon body-worn cameras to all uniformed officers. Axon https://www.csusm.edu/police/bodyworncameras/body.worn.camera.faq.pdf California State University Police Department Unknown
Carlsbad Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Carlsbad Police The Carlsbad Police Department launched its body-worn camera program in 2016. http://www.carlsbadca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=31239 https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-body-cameras-20161031-story.html City of Carlsbad California Website 8/1/2016
El Centro Police Department Imperial County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
El Centro Police The El Centro Police Department has used body-worn cameras since 2013. Vievu http://www.elcentrochamber.org/news/details/el-centro-police-outfitted-with-body-cameras El Centro Chamber of Conference 8/14/2014
Escondido Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Escondido Police The Escondido Police Department has body-worn cameras since 2010. In June 2019, the Escondido City Council approved a 3-year, $405,000 contract with Axon for 166 cameras. Axon https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6383645-escondido06-05-19CCAgendaPacket.html#document/p73 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6383724-Escondido.html
https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/police-tag/where-every-local-police-agency-stands-on-body-cameras-in-one-map/
Escondido City Council Minutes 06/05/2019
La Mesa Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
La Mesa Police The La Mesa Police Department began testing body-worn cameras in 2018. As of September 2019, images posted on Facebook show that officers are indeed wearing BWCs. https://www.facebook.com/lamesapolicedepartment/photos/a.139743763041488/976299639385892/?type=3&theater https://www.baltimoresun.com/sd-se-lamesa-police-20180329-story.html Facebook 08/19/2019
Calexico Police Department Imperial County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Calexico Police The Calexico Police Department adopted body-worn cameras in 2016. The department purchased 40 units for its officers. http://kyma.dgt.me/calexico-police-start-using-body-cams/ KYMA 6/30/2016
San Diego State University Police Department San Diego County CA University Body-worn
Cameras
San Diego Police The San Diego State University Police Department uses body-worn cameras. The agency uses the same policy as the rest of the California State University police departments. http://police.sdsu.edu/documents/Body_Worn_Camera%20Policy.pdf San Diego State University Police Department 5/17/2017
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
San Diego Police The San Diego Police Department uses Axon body-worn cameras. Axon https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/149.pdf San Diego Police Department 09/26/2017
El Cajon Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
El Cajon Police The El Cajon Police Department launched its body-worn camera program in 2016 with the purchase of 87 Axon cameras for about $160,000. Axon https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-body-cameras-20161215-story.html San Diego Union Tribune 12/19/2016
Coronado Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Coronado Police In 2012, the Coronado Police Department became the first law enforcement agency in San Diego County to adopt body-worn cameras. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-mini-cameras-cops-wear-new-crime-fighting-tool-2012jan01-story.html San Diego Union Tribune 1/1/2012
Calexico Police Department Imperial County CA Municipal Camera Network Calexico Police In 2015, the Calexico Police Department began building a citywide network of 82 surveillance cameras. Convergint Technologies http://www.calexico.ca.gov/vertical/sites/%7B342ED706-1EBB-4FDE-BD1E-9543BAD44C09%7D/uploads/Council_Agenda_09-20-2017_-_Item_19.pdf Calexico Police Department 09/20/2017
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Camera Network San Diego Police The City of San Diego has installed thousands of sensors, including audio and video, on streetlamps throughout the city. Police may access the video within five days of a reported crime. GE/City IQ https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2019-08-04/san-diego-police-ramp-up-use-of-streetlamp-cameras-to-crack-cases-privacy-groups-raise-concerns https://web.archive.org/save/https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/energy-and-water-efficiency/programs-projects/smart-city San Diego State University Police Department 08/05/2019
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Camera Network San Diego Police In 2010, the San Diego Police Department launched "Operation Secure San Diego," a program that encouraged private individuals and businesses to share their live surveillance video feeds directly with police. Although 40 different locations shared their feeds with SDPD, the agency was unable to get the program off the ground due to technical difficulties. https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/with-operation-secure-san-diego-sdpd-is-doing-more-watching-and-less-talking/ ttps://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/legacy/police/pdf/operationsecuresd.pdf
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/operation-secure-san-diego
https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/news/san-diegos-bumbling-big-brother/
Voice of San Diego 08/18/14
Chula Vista Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Camera Network Chula Vista Police The Chula Vista Police Department is able to access cameras at public parks and traffic cameras at several main intersections. https://www.chulavistaca.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1836/8221?arch=1
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Cell-site Simulators San Diego Police San Diego Police Department has two portable celll-site simulators devices and one that mounts onto a vehicle. Between 2010 and 2016, the devices were used in 26 investigations. Harris Corporation https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SDPD-Used-Cell-Phone-Tracking-Technology-to-Help-With-26-Investigations-Docs-372691142.html https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/sb741compliance.pdf
https://firstamendmentcoalition.org/2016/02/fac-in-cpra-suit-against-san-diego-obtains-previously-secret-records-on-sdpds-use-of-controversial-cell-phone-surveillance-tool/
NBC San Diego 03/19/2016
San Diego
Harbor Police Department
San Diego County CA Port Drones San Diego Police The San Diego Harbor Police began its unmanned aerial systems program in 2018 with the acquisition of DJI drones. DJI https://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-diego-56/california-public-records-request-unmanned-aeriel-vehicles-san-diego-harbor-police-department-66611/files/ Aaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project 2/13/2019
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Drones San Diego Police The San Diego Police Department has seven drones: four DJI Phantoms, two DJI Novas, and one DJI Matrice. DJI https://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-diego-56/california-public-records-request-unmanned-aeriel-vehicles-san-diego-police-department-66592/#comms Aaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project 2/15/2019
Chula Vista Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Drones Chula Vista Police The Chula Vista Police Department deploys four types of drones: the DJI Inspire 1, the DJI Mavic Pro, the DJI Phantom 4, and the DJI Matrice M200. In 2019, City of Chula Vista intends to expand its drone program to nine fire stations, where drone operators can use the technology to photograph crime scenes and "locate homeless encampments in difficult terrains." DJI https://www.chulavistaca.gov/departments/police-department/programs/uas-drone-program/our-drone-s Chula Vista Police Department
National City Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Drones National City Police The National City Police Department launched its drone program in 2018. https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/07/12/national-city-police-gain-eyes-in-the-sky-with-new-drone-program/ City News Service 07/12/2018
Escondido Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Drones Escondido Police The Escondido Police Department established it drone program 2017 and has flown 117 missions using three DJI drones as of June 2019. In 2019, Escondido Police Department received a $41,670 grant to purchase a larger DJI Matrice 210 drone, which is equipped 30-power zoom lens and FLIR thermal imaging. DJI https://www.thecoastnews.com/escondido-to-consider-police-drone-immigration-enforcement-federal-dollars/ https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/agendas/Council/2019/06-05-19CCAgendaPacket.pdf The Coast News 07/04/2019
California State University San Marcos Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition San Marcos Police The California State University San Marcos Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 4 agency users queried the face recognition system 28 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Carlsbad Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition Carlsbad Police The Carlsbad Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 29 agency users queried the face recognition system 349 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Chula Vista Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition Chula Vista Police The Chula Vista Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 125 agency users queried the face recognition system 2549 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Coronado Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition Coronado Police The Coronado Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 7 agency users queried the face recognition system 38 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
El Cajon Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition El Cajon Police The El Cajon Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 54 agency users queried the face recognition system 1881 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Escondido Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition Escondido Police The Escondido Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 62 agency users queried the face recognition system 1428 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
La Mesa Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition La Mesa Police The La Mesa Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 44 agency users queried the face recognition system 2817 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Mira Costa
College Police Department
San Diego County CA University Face Recognition Oceanside Police The Mira Costa College Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 1 agency user queried the face recognition system just once. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
National City Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition National City Police The National City Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 51 agency users queried the face recognition system 946 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Oceanside Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition Oceanside Police The Oceanside Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 63 agency users queried the face recognition system 1137 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Palomar College Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition Escondido Police The Palomar College Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 1 agency user queried the face recognition system 4 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
San Diego Community College Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition San Diego Police The San Diego Community College Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 14 agency users queried the face recognition system 275 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
San Diego
Harbor Police Department
San Diego County CA Port Face Recognition San Diego Police The San Diego Harbor Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 95 agency users queried the face recognition system 2412 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Face Recognition San Diego Police The San Diego Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 209 agency users queried the face recognition system 8056 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
San Diego State University Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition San Diego Police The San Diego State University Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 7 agency users queried the face recognition system 180 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Southwestern College Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition Chula Vista Police The Southwestern College Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 3 agency users queried the face recognition system 35 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Sycuan Tribal Police Department San Diego County CA Tribal Face Recognition El Cajon Police The Sycuan Tribal Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 8 agency users queried the face recognition system 199 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
University of California San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA University Face Recognition San Diego Police The University of California San Diego Police Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 10 agency users queried the face recognition system 48 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
University of California San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA University Gunshot detection San Diego Police The University of California San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology on campus in 2017. The initial installation cost $46,000, with a recurring annual fee of $71,000. Shotspotter https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/New-Technology-at-UC-San-Diego-Promises-a-Quick-Emergency-Response--430455973.html NBC San Diego 06/23/2017
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Gunshot detection San Diego Police The San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection systems in Valencia Park, Skyline, O’Farrell and Lincoln Park in 2016. ShotSpotter https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Gunshot-Detection-System-Goes-Live-in-San-Diego.html San Diego State University Police Department 11/23/2016
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Mobile
Surveillance Vehicle
San Diego Police The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. The San Diego Police Department acquired a MUST for $200,00 in 2011. It is deployed at public events such as San Diego Comic-Con. Terrahawk https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_attachments/morisy/40580/PRA20Request20202317-200020Aug20292C202017.pdf San Diego Police Department 2011
Carlsbad Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Ring/Neighbors Carlsbad Police The Carlsbad Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app. Ring https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego 07/26/2019
Chula Vista
Police Department
San Diego County CA Municipal Ring/Neighbors Chula Vista Police The Chula Vista Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app. Ring https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego 07/25/2019
La Mesa Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Ring/Neighbors La Mesa Police The La Mesa Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app. Ring https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego 07/28/2019
Oceanside Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Ring/Neighbors Oceanside Police The Oceanside Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app. Ring https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego 07/27/2019
San Diego County Sheriff's Department San Diego County CA County Ring/Neighbors San Diego Police The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app. Ring https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego 07/24/2019
San Diego Police Department San Diego County CA Municipal Surveillance Trailer San Diego Police In 2013, the San Diego Police Department purchased 3 mobile surveillance trailers for $10,434. They are deployed at public events such as San Diego Comic-Con. Absolute Surveillance https://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_attachments/morisy/40580/PRA20Request20202317-200020Aug20292C202017.pdf San Diego Police Department 2013
Las Cruces
Police Department
Doña Ana County NM Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Las Cruces Police In 2015, the Las Cruces Police Department spent $320,000 on 72 Axon Flex cameras. Axon https://www.abqjournal.com/564857/las-cruces-police-officers-to-be-outfitted-with-body-cameras.html Albuquerque Journal 4/4/2015
Sunland Park
Police Department
Doña Ana County NM Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Sunland Park Police The Sunland Park City Council approved the purchase of 25 body-worn cameras for the police department for $23,425, with plans to seek reimbursement from the New Mexico Municipal League. https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/sunland-park-police-officers-will-soon-gear-up-with-body-cams-01-20-2016 KFOX14 9/2/2015
New Mexico State University Police Department Doña Ana County NM Municipal Drones Las Cruces Police NMSU Police DEpartment's drone program has been running since 2017 and is used to investigate serious crashes, for search and rescue operations, and to monitor traffic conditions. https://www.facebook.com/NMSUPolice/posts/a-big-thank-you-to-aaron-lopez-eagle-scout-candidate-from-troop-64-for-designing/2562328923798230/ NMSU Police Facebook 07/09/2019
Brownsville Police Department/Brownsville Department of Public Health Cameron County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Brownsville Police The Brownsville Department of Public Health and Brownsville Police Department purchased $118,642.70 worth of security cameras to prevent illegal dumping. These camera include automated license plate recognition technology. Wireless CCTV https://www.cob.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/567?fileID=9397 https://www.cob.us/1893/Surveillance-Cameras City of Brownsville 3/7/2018
Laredo Police Department Webb County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Laredo Police The Laredo Police Department is in the process of purchasing ALPRs from Wireless CCTV, city council meeting minutes show. The systems will be paid for through Operation Stonegarden, a program that funds local law enforcement to cooperate with federal agencies in border operations. These ALPR trailers will be placed in high traffic areas along roads that the U.S. Border Patrol has identified as hot spots for smuggling. Wireless CCTV http://www.cityoflaredo.com/city-council/council-activities/council-agendas/2018Agendas/2018-R-18.pdf City of Laredo 11/5/2018
Del Rio Police Department Val Verde County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Del Rio Police The Del Rio Police Department has had automated license plate readers since 2007. As of 2013, DRPD had 7 patrol units outfitted with mobile ALPRs, 5 ALPR trailers that can be deployed at various locations through the city, and 2 fixed ALPR systems on HWY 90 E. DRPD claims to have ALPR cameras at all entry points to the city. http://cityofdelrio.com/DocumentCenter/View/1322/License-Plate-Reader-LPR?bidId= http://cityofdelrio.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/877 Del Rio Website 2013
Edinburg Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Edinburg Police EPD collects, shares and access ALPR data through Vigilant Solutions. In 2017, the agency collected 87,000 license plate scans. EPD's Skycop surveillance trailers also function as automated license plate readers. Vigilant Solutions https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4559398-Edinburgh-Police-Department-HIt-Ratio-Report-2017.html http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4502417-Data-Sharing-Report-Edinburgh-Police-Department.html
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EFF 6/11/2018
South Padre Island Police Department Cameron County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers South Padre Island Police The South Padre Island Police Department has installed automated license plate reader cameras on either side of the Queen Isabella Causeway bridge. https://www.krgv.com/news/spi-police-to-use-license-plate-readers-at-causeway-entrances/ KRGV 3/2/2018
McAllen Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers McAllen Police The City of McAllen installed 100 cameras in public parks and downtown areas. The cameras are capable of automated license plate recognition. Wi4net https://psc.apcointl.org/2010/08/24/city-of-mcallen-implements-citywide-surveillance-camera-system/ PSC Online 8/24/2010
Horizon City Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers Horizon City Police According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute: "Horizon City has one ALPR‐equipped patrol car in its 20‐vehicle police fleet." License plate scans are shared with the El Paso Police Department's ALPR database. https://static.tti.tamu.edu/tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2012-7.pdf Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Edinburg Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal

Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer

Edinburg Police EPD collects, shares and access ALPR data through Vigilant Solutions. In 2017, the agency collected 87,000 license plate scans. EPD's Skycop surveillance trailers also function as automated license plate readers. Skycop http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf EFF 6/11/2018
Pharr Police
Department
Hidalgo County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
Pharr Police Through Operation Stonegarden, the Pharr Police Department purchased two SkyCop surveillance trailers for $110,500. In addition to video and audio, the cameras also function as automated license plate readers. Skycop http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf Hidalgo County Meeting Minutes 6/14/2018
Edinburg Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
Edinburg Police Through Operation Stonegarden, the Edinburg Police Department purchased one FLIR SkyCop (thermal vision) surveillance trailer for $69,584.30. In addition to video and audio, the cameras also function as automated license plate readers. Skycop http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf Hidalgo County Meeting Minutes 6/11/2018
Hidalgo Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
Hidalgo Police Through Operation Stonegarden, the Hidalgo Police Department purchased one SkyCop surveillance trailers for $79,000. In addition to video and audio, the cameras also function as automated license plate readers. Skycop http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf Hidalgo County Meeting Minutes 6/12/2018
El Paso Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
El Paso Police According to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute: "The El Paso Police Department has used ALPR since 2006, and currently operates 23 mobile units with ALPR.  Besides the mobile units, the El Paso Police also own six ALPR‐equipped trailers that can be parked alongside a roadway. The trailers include a radar system and 'your speed is' display that faces approaching traffic, while the ALPR camera is positioned on the opposite side to read rear license plates as vehicles pass it."  Skycop https://static.tti.tamu.edu/tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2012-7.pdf http://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/agenda/06-23-09/06230909B.pdf Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Pharr Police
Department
Hidalgo County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Pharr Police The Pharr Police Department outfitted all its officers with body-worn cameras in November 2016. https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/valley/pharr-pd-to-begin-wearing-cameras/article_544819c8-a6fc-11e6-ae0c-2f71859096e4.html The Brownsville Herald 11/6/2016
Brownsville
Police Department
Cameron County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Brownsville Police The Brownsville City Commission approved a 5-year contract worth $671,319.34 for 140 body-worn cameras. Axon http://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/brownsvilleherald.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d3/9d354d0e-3a51-11e5-8e20-ebebb018bc50/55c025980f2bb.pdf.pdf https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6377278-Brownsville-BWC.html City Commission of the City of Brownsville 8/4/2015
Laredo Police Department Webb County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Laredo Police The Laredo Police Department distributes BWCs to officers who are regularly engaged in traffic patrol, detain or stop vehicles, and respond directly to calls from the public. As of February 2019, the Laredo Police Department has obtained at least 15 BWCs through grants and hopes to equip 359 of its officers in the future. The cameras, manufactured by Utility Associates, are partially concealed: all that is visible is the lens, which is placed a long the buttons on a police officer's shirt or vest. http://www.cityoflaredo.com/CMO/CASS/Pres_Fed/2019/2019_Federal_Legislative_Agenda.pdf http://www.ci.laredo.tx.us/cmo/CASS/Pres_Fed/2017/body-worn.html City of Laredo 2/19/2019
Del Rio Police Department Val Verde County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Del Rio Police The Del Rio Police Department launched a body-worn camera program with the purchase of 35 cameras in 2017. http://delrionewsherald.com/article_d0ef355e-69b8-11e7-bc43-43414b19413d.html https://www.cityofdelrio.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1376 Del Rio News Herald 7/16/2017
El Paso Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
El Paso Police The El Paso Police Department has 34 body-worn cameras: 17 cameras are worn by crisis intervention team, 17 cameras are worn by the DWI Task Force. WatchGuard https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6379743-El-Paso-Police-BWC.html El Paso Police Department 04/30/2019
El Paso ISD Police Department El Paso County TX School District Body-worn
Cameras
El Paso Police As of December 2015, the El Paso Independent School District equipped all 43 of its officers with body-worn cameras. https://www.govtech.com/data/School-District-Police-Body-Cameras-Requires-Delicate-Balance.html El Paso Times 4/25/2016
Horizon City Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Horizon City Police The Horizon City Police Department began its body-worn camera program in around 2012. https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Police-Union-Pushes-Back-on-Body-Cameras-in-El-Paso-Texas.html El Paso Times 12/11/2017
Laredo Independent School District Police Department Webb County TX School District Body-worn
Cameras
Laredo Police As of 2017, the Laredo Police Department has obtained at least 15 BWCs through grants and hopes to equip 359 of its officers in the future. https://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/Laredo-ISD-police-to-add-body-cameras-to-their-12188201.php https://www.bwctta.com/sites/default/files/Files/Resources/Laredo%20BWC%20Policy%20Final%205-9.pdf
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Texas A&M International University Police Department Webb County TX University Body-worn
Cameras
Laredo Police The Texas A&M International University Police Department has used body-worn cameras since 2014. https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Body-camera-policy-eyed-10916451.php LMT Online 02/08/2017
United Independent School District Police Department Webb County TX School District Body-worn
Cameras
Laredo Police In September 2017, the United Independent School District got a grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance to purchase body-worn cameras. https://www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Body-camera-policy-eyed-10916451.php LMT Online 02/08/2017
Laguna Vista Police Department Cameron County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Laguna Vista Police Laguna Vista police officers now have eight Axon body-worn cameras due to a $10,172 grant. Axon https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2015/02/06/officers-to-wear-body-cameras/ Port Isabel Press 02/06/2015
South Padre Island Police Department Cameron County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
South Padre Island Police The South Padre Island uses body-worn cameras, according to March 2018 press release. https://www.myspi.org/egov/documents/1519937313_36409.pdf South Padres Island 3/1/2018
Eagle Pass Police Department Maverick County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Eagle Pass Police The Eagle Pass Police Department received a grant to purchase 41 body-worn cameras. www.thenewsgramonline.dyndns.org:81/index.php/component/k2/item/9066-city-approves-eppd-body-cameras https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCityEaglePassTexas/posts/1769214133154945 The News Gram 03/21/2018
Edinburg Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Body-worn
Cameras
Edinburg Police The Edinburg Police Department began its body-worn camera program in 2016, but had to replace its 17 cameras in 2017 due to battery life issues. Coban https://valleycentral.com/news/local/edinburg-police-department-plans-to-replace-body-cameras-after-battery-problem Valley Central 8/3/2016
Brownsville Police Department/Brownsville Department of Public Health Cameron County TX Municipal Camera Network Brownsville Police The Brownsville Department of Public Health and Brownsville Police Department purchased $118,642.70 worth of security cameras to prevent illegal dumping. These camera include automated license plate recognition technology. Wireless CCTV https://www.cob.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/567?fileID=9397 https://www.cob.us/1893/Surveillance-Cameras City of Brownsville 3/7/2018
McAllen Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Camera Network McAllen Police The new Tres Lagos "smart home" neighborhood has a extensive camera network that is monitored by the McAllen Police Department. Residents also have the ability to monitor "entrances, streets, sidewalks, driveways, parks, and common areas." https://www.mcallen.net/news/item/2016/03/08/tres-lagos-breaks-ground-on-2-500-acre-master-planned-community-in-mcallen City of McAllen 03/08/2016
McAllen Police Department Hidalgo County TX Municipal Camera Network McAllen Police The City of McAllen installed 100 cameras in public parks and downtown areas. The cameras are capable of automated license plate recognition. Wi4net https://psc.apcointl.org/2010/08/24/city-of-mcallen-implements-citywide-surveillance-camera-system/ PSC Online 8/24/2010
Brownsville Police Department Cameron County TX Municipal Camera Network Brownsville Police In 2018, the Brownsville City Commission approved a $498,000 project to install 40 camera systems in the Main Street district. Each system has streams live and includes a 360-degree camera and a pan-tilt-zoom camera. Xtreme Security https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/commissioners-approve-k-downtown-security-camera-contract/article_69024b83-fab4-5856-abed-9842f6d4a62d.html https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6377279-Brownsville-Request-for-Proposal-Downtown.html The Brownsville Herald 8/23/2018
Laredo Police Department Webb County TX Municipal Camera Networks/
Real-Time
Crime Centers
Laredo Police In 2018, the Laredo Police Department received approval to establish a $1.4 million real-time crime center in the city. Most of the funding will go to putting surveillance cameras around the city so that the police department can gather real-time information and relay it to investigators who may be responding to a crime scene. https://www.lmtonline.com/local/article/1-4M-to-build-real-time-crime-center-for-Laredo-13013428.php https://www.laredopd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Annual-Report-Final.pdf LMT Online 1/29/2018
El Paso Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Camera Registry El Paso Police The El Paso Police Department encourages residents to register their private surveillance cameras with the city. https://www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department/community-policing/camera-registration El Paso Police Department
El Paso Police Department El Paso County TX Municipal Drones El Paso Police As of 2018, the El Paso Police Department's Unmanned Aerial System Unit had four certified pilots and four drones. https://www.elpasotexas.gov/~/media/files/coep/police%20department/annual%20reports/2018%20annual%20report_/2018%20annual%20report_.ashx?la=en El Paso Police Department 2018
Laredo Police Department Webb County TX Municipal Drones Laredo Police As of 2016, the Laredo Police Department has at least one drone. It is for “search and rescue for the SWAT team, crime scenes, and action scenes,” including hostage situations, according city council records. Leptron http://www.cityoflaredo.com/Budget/Budget_Presentations/2016-2017/Police/Police.pdf http://www.cityoflaredo.com/city-council/council-activities/council-minutes/2016Min/M2016-R-01.pdf Laredo Government Website 01/19/2016
South Padre Island Police Department Cameron County TX Municipal Drones South Padre Island Police The South Padre Island Police Department deploys Yuneec Typhoon Q500 drones with high-resolution cameras. These drones are mainly used to monitor big crowds during school breaks at beaches, but they can be used for other tasks like helping with fires, or dropping off life jackets to people. Yuneec https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/03/09/the-latest-policing-tool-to-monitor-rowdy-spring-breakers-drones/?noredirect=on https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2016/02/05/city-approves-drone-program/ The Washington Post 3/9/2016
El Paso Police Department El Paso County TX County Fusion Center El Paso Police The Multi Agency Tactical Response Information eXchange (MATRIX) is the regional fusion center based in El Paso. It coordinates intelligence and records sharing across 20 public safety agencies in El Paso County and Doña Ana County. https://www.elpasotexas.gov/police-department/fusion-center El Paso Police Department 2019
San Diego County Probation Department San Diego County CA County Face Recognition San Diego Probation The San Diego County Probation Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 13 agency users queried the face recognition system 93 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Pima County
Sheriff's Department
Pima County AZ County Automated License Plate Readers Tucson Sheriff The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has five ALPR units, but its plans to expand its ALPR use through similar Operation Stonegarden grant was rejected by officials in 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20190820213558/http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/050719_stonegarden_supes/pima-county-oks-stonegarden-border-funding-3-2-vote/ http://webcms.pima.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_6/File/Government/Clerk%20of%20the%20Board/BCC/CLEPC/4.8_Item%206_SD_CLEPCRequestforInformation.pdf Tucson Sentinel 5/7/2019
Yuma County
Sheriff's Office
Yuma County AZ County Automated License Plate Readers Yuma Sheriff The Yuma County Sheriff's Office began using automated license plate readers in 2008. The purchase was made through Operation Stonegarden, which provides federal funds to local agencies that assist in border security operations. http://www.yumacountyaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=2684 Yuma County 12/15/2008
Cochise County
Sheriff's Office
Cochise County AZ County Body-worn
Cameras
Bisbee Sheriff The Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras. Axon http://agenda.cochise.az.gov/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=3&get_year=2019&dsp=agm&seq=4366&rev=0&ag=1606&ln=56841&nseq=&nrev=&pseq=&prev=#ReturnTo56841 Cochise Website 3/26/2019
Yuma County
Sheriff's Office
Yuma County AZ County Body-worn
Cameras
Yuma Sheriff The Yuma County Sheriff's Office implemented a body-worn camera program in 2017. The cameras, manufactured by Visual Labs Inc., also captured GPS data that the agency uses to identify crime "hotspots." Visual Labs Inc. http://yumacountysheriff.net/news/sheriffs-office-implements-body-worn-cameras-for-patrol-and-detentions/ Yuma County Sheriff's Office 2017
Cochise County
Sheriff's Office
Cochise County AZ County Camera Network Bisbee Sheriff In 2016, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office began building a “virtual fence system” from 50 wireless cameras. It is funded by the Joint Border Security Advisory Committee, a state body overseeing border issues. The Sheriff’s office placed these BuckEye cameras in a 42-square mile area in the San Pedro River Valley that covers about 14 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border and extends three miles north from the border. Cogniac https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6353428-JBAC-January-18-2018.html https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://theintercept.com/2019/07/23/google-ai-gradient-ventures/ Cochise County Sheriff's Office 12/4/2017
Cochise County
Sheriff's Office
Cochise County AZ County Cell-site Simulators Bisbee Sheriff While the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office does not own a cell-site simulator, search warrant records obtained by a local reporter show that deputies have the ability to access such a device maintained by the U.S. Marshals Service. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5002045-Doc-10-14-2018-12-49-25.html?fbclid=IwAR1T3DcYKOlJ1H875gCnVyFyfcQ2weiqDNFJX010tBIxakx_LUUlExImm0c https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5002053-Doc-10-14-2018-13-46-56.html?fbclid=IwAR3dlbnwM4-oHggLjya3uKkkR4Jl1fBzzslgeskQqxuJp9YCJsXQwPURwqI Bisbee Justice Court 5/3/2018
Cochise County
Sheriff's Office
Cochise County AZ County Drones Bisbee Sheriff In 2014, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office received a Lockheed Martin QR-425 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for use in law enforcement and search and rescue activities. S Lockheed Martin http://agenda.cochise.az.gov/mindocs/2014/BOS/20140408_628/42_04-08-14_1116_MINUTESpacket.pdf Cochise County Board of Supervisors Meeting 4/8/2014
Pima County
Sheriff's Department
Pima County AZ County Drones Tucson Sheriff Pima County Sheriff’s Department also purchased two drones in 2019. According KGUN 9, the primary use will be to document traffic accident scenes, but the drones may also be used to support SWAT operations. However, KGUN reports, “they are not going to use it for any sort of general day to day surveillance.” https://www.kgun9.com/operation-safe-roads/pima-sheriffs-dept-launching-drone-program https://pimasheriff.org/application/files/7115/6346/6465/Pima_County_Sheriffs_Department_Strategic_Plan_2018_-_2021.pdf KGUN 9 2/25/2019
Cochise County
Sheriff's Office
Cochise County AZ County Starchase Bisbee Sheriff In 2012, the Arizona Department of Public Safety transferred two StarChase vehicle pursuit management systems to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Starchase http://agenda.cochise.az.gov/agenda_publish.cfm?id=&mt=ALL&get_month=6&get_year=2012&dsp=agm&seq=766&rev=0&ag=268&ln=16517&nseq=789&nrev=0&pseq=&prev=#ReturnTo16517 Cochise County Board of Supervisors Meeting 6/12/2012
Imperial County
Sheriff's Office
Imperial County CA County Automated License Plate Readers El Centro Sheriff The Imperial County Sheriff's Office uses automated license plate readers. ALPR data is stored for two years. http://www.icso.org/assets/media/upload/files/pdf/ICSO_ALPR_POLICY.pdf Imperial County Sheriffs Office 12/6/2016
San Diego County Sheriff's Department San Diego County CA County Body-worn
Cameras
San Diego Sheriff San Diego Sheriff's Department had 1,348 Axon body-worn cameras as of Dec 2018. Axon https://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-diego-county-55/california-public-records-request-body-worn-cameras-san-diego-county-sheriffs-department-66579/#file-766346 https://www.sdsheriff.net/documents/pp/pp-20160321.pdf
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-deputy-cameras-20170718-story.html
Aaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project 01/22/2019
Imperial County
Sheriff's Office
Imperial County CA County Body-worn
Cameras
El Centro Sheriff The Imperial County Sheriff's Office purchased 100 body-worn cameras for $74,770. https://www.kyma.com/news/sheriffs-office-uses-body-worn-cameras-to-fight-crime/279871731 KYMA 1/19/2017
Imperial County
Sheriff's Office
Imperial County CA County Drones El Centro Sheriff The Imperial County Sheriff's Office launched its drone program in the summer of 2019. https://www.muckrock.com/foi/imperial-county-3040/california-public-records-request-unmanned-aeriel-vehicles-imperial-county-sheriffs-office-69032/#comms Aaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project 06/27/2019
San Diego County Sheriff's Department San Diego County CA County Drones San Diego Sheriff San Diego County Sheriff's Department had 10 drones as of October 2017, which it used in 70 cases over the previous year. https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/San-Diego-County-Sheriffs-Department-Expands-Drone-Program.html San Diego State University Police Department 10/30/2017
San Diego County Sheriff's Department San Diego County CA County Face Recognition San Diego Sheriff The San Diego County Sheriff's Department uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 29 agency users queried the face recognition system 366 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Doña Ana County NM County Automated License Plate Readers Las Cruces Sheriff In May 2017, the Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners approved the $161,000 purchase of three ALPR speed trailers. The trailers are used in school zones and what the county calls “other areas of high public safety interest.” https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6270672-Dona-Ana-County-BOCC-MAY-23-2017-PACKET.html#document/p383 https://donaanacounty.org/bocc/video/ondemand/372 Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners Agenda 5/23/2017
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Doña Ana County NM County Body-worn
Cameras
Las Cruces Sheriff The Doña Ana County Budget for 2018 included $25,022 for body-worn cameras. https://www.donaanacounty.org/sites/default/files/pages/2018-2019_Final_Budget.pdf Doña Ana County Government Center Final Budget 7/9/2018
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Doña Ana County NM County Face Recognition Las Cruces Sheriff The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department purchased $50,000 worth of surveillance products from OD Tactical Eyewear USA. This eyewear has audio, visual, and facial recognition technology, according to OD Tactical Eyewear Ltd. The department claims that the eyewear will be used by SWAT officers for high risk warrant search and apprehension of suspects. The department also bought from this company 30 OD Tactical Black Ops Ballistic AntiFog Closed Lenses, and five OD Tactical AnyVision Facial Recognition applications. Although the purchase agreement is dated 2017, it is unclear whether the technology was ever deployed in the field.\ OD Tactical Eyewear USA https://www.donaanacounty.org/sites/default/files/pages/OD_Tactical_Eyewear_Sole_Source.pdf Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department 11/16/2017
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Doña Ana County NM County Iris scanning Las Cruces Sheriff The Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office uses Bi2 Technologies iris scanning devices to document and identify jail inmates. This system was showcased by the company at the Southwest Border Sheriff's Coalition conference in Las Cruces, where the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office accepted a one-camera donation from the company. The sheriff’s office purchased the other camera for $14,000. Bi2 Techonologies https://kfoxtv.com/news/local/dona-ana-county-to-receive-iris-scanning-technology KFOX14 4/10/2018
Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office Doña Ana County NM County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Las Cruces Sheriff In 2013, the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Department purchased pick-up truck-mounted camera systems called “Freedom On-The-Move” from the Strongwatch Corporation. In 2016, the sheriff approved a $138,750 upgrade that included outfitting the systems with thermal imaging. According to the contracting documents, the sheriff uses the technology in responding to bomb threats, missing person cases, and for border security projects. Strong Watch Corporation https://donaanacounty.org/sites/default/files/pages/SoleSource_StrongwatchCorp.pdf Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department 3/9/2016
Starr County
Sheriff’s Office
Starr County TX County Automated License Plate Readers Rio Grande City Sheriff The Starr County Sheriff's Officer received federal funding as far back as 2009 to purchase automated license plate readers. https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/Starr_County.2009.pdf https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/BJA_ALPR_grants_(1).pdf ACLU 2009
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Automated License Plate Readers Edinburg Sheriff The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office purchased 10 mobile automate license plate reader systems for $137,000 Vigilant Solutions http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=0&mt=ALL&get_month=6&get_year=2019&dsp=min&seq=3330 https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6379899-Hidalgo-County-SO-Vigialnt-70539-Quote.html Hidalgo County meeting minutes 6/6/2019
Webb County
Sheriff's Office
Webb County TX County Automated License Plate Readers Laredo Sheriff In 2019, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office announced the approval for 10 new patrol units. These vehicles are equippped with automated license plate readers. https://www.kgns.tv/content/news/new-units-505153361.html http://www.webbcountytx.gov/sheriff/the%20lawman%20journal%20volume%202%20issue%20i.pdf KGNS 1/31/2019
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Automated License Plate Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
Edinburg Sheriff Through Operation Stonegarden, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office purchased two SkyCop surveillance trailers for $235,000. In addition to video and audio, the cameras also function as automated license plate readers. SkyCop http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf Hidalgo County Meeting Minutes 6/11/2018
Val Verde County Sheriff's Office Val Verde County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Del Rio Sheriff The Val Verde County Sheriff's Office launched a body-worn camera program in 2016 with the purchase of 35 cameras. http://delrionewsherald.com/article_d0ef355e-69b8-11e7-bc43-43414b19413d.html Del Rio News Herald 7/16/2017
Maverick County Sheriff’s Department Maverick County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Eagle Pass Sheriff The Maverick County Sheriff's Office launched its body-worn camera program in 2017. http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2017/03/maverick-county-sheriffs-department-to-wear-body-cameras/ http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2015/12/maverick-county-sheriffs-department-to-apply-for-body-cameras-grant/ Eagle Pass Business Journal 03/10/2017
El Paso County
Sheriff's Office
El Paso County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
El Paso Sheriff As of 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office had 250 body-worn cameras. Axon https://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Police-Union-Pushes-Back-on-Body-Cameras-in-El-Paso-Texas.html https://cbs4local.com/news/local/law-enforcement-body-cameras-to-provide-better-accountability El Paso Times 12/11/2017
Webb County
Sheriff's Office
Webb County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Laredo Sheriff The Webb County Sheriff's Office began purchasing body-worn cameras after receiving a $22,000 grant. https://www.kgns.tv/content/news/County-Commissioners-to-Discuss-Grant-for-Body-Camera-Program-393111861.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvU4qYLF6Gs KGNS 9/12/2016
Kinney County Commissioners Court Kinney County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Bracketville Sheriff The Kinney County Commissioners Court approved a body-worn camera program, contingent on funding from the Texas governor's office. https://cokinneytx.civicweb.net/document/4213#page=60&zoom=100,0,0 Kinney County Commissioners Court 2/12/2018
Terrell County
Sheriff's Office
Terrell County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Sanderson Sheriff A job posting for sheriff's deputy positions indicates all deputies are issued Digital Ally-brand body-worn cameras. Digital Ally https://www.sheriffstx.org/m-news_view?id=57 Sheriff's Association of Texas 1/22/2018
Cameron County Sheriff's Office Cameron County TX County Body-worn
Cameras
Olmito Sheriff Various Cameron County Constables precincts have adopted body-worn cameras. https://valleycentral.com/news/local/cameron-county-constable-precinct-5-to-purchase-body-cams-with-forfeiture-funds https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/constables-office-seeks-body-cameras/article_b76bb03e-8045-11e5-8973-ff4d102d975a.html Valley Central 5/24/2017
Webb County
Sheriff's Office
Webb County TX County Camera Network Laredo Sheriff As of December 2018, the Webb County Sheriff's department had installed 10 camera towers along on the U.S.-Mexican border through Operation Stonegarden funding. https://www.kgns.tv/content/news/Sheriffs-office-installs-10-cameras-along-the-border-502121952.html KGNS 12/6/2018
Hidalgo County Constables Hidalgo County TX County Camera Network Pharr Sheriff Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Constables have installed a camera system in the Lower Rio Grande Valley to crack down on illegal dumping. https://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/hidalgo-county-cracking-down-on-illegal-dumping-with-surveillance-cameras/645465092 KVEO 1/25/2017
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Camera Network Edinburg Sheriff Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office operates eight mobile Sky Towers, which each contain multiple cameras that can live stream. https://www.wcctv.com/case-studies/hidalgo-county-sheriffs-office/ WCCTV 2019
Brewster County Sheriff's Office Brewster County TX County Drones Alpine Sheriff The Brewster County Sheriff's Office uses a DJI drone for search and rescue operations, crash investigations, and other "direct action investigations." However, the Sheriff says the drone will not be used for routine patrol or surveillance activities. It was donated by the local American Legion chapter. DJI http://archives.etypeservices.com/Bigbend1/Magazine252556/Publication/Magazine252556.pdf https://www.facebook.com/brewstercountytx/posts/sheriff-dodson-and-sergeant-roach-were-on-hand-monday-night-to-receive-a-dji-dro/2231689296855470/ The Big Bend Sentinel 12/30/2018
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Drones Edinburg Sheriff As of 2019, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office had six officers and investigators applying for drone pilot licenses. https://valleycentral.com/news/local/hidlago-county-sheriffs-office-adding-drones-to-policing Valley Central 06/06/2019
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Iris scanning Edinburg Sheriff The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office uses Bi2 Technologies iris scanning devices to document and identify jail inmates. Bi2 Techonologies https://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/sheriffs-office-implements-biometric-technologies-to-identify-offenders/1066123820 https://valleycentral.com/news/local/hidalgo-county-sheriffs-office-implements-biometric-technology-to-help-identify-criminals KVEO 3/21/2018
El Paso County
Sheriff's Office
El Paso County TX County Iris scanning El Paso Sheriff The El Paso County Sheriff's Office uses Bi2 Technologies iris scanning devices to document and identify jail inmates. Bi2 Techonologies https://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/sheriffs-office-unveils-iris-scanner-for-inmates/545881235 KVIA 6/16/2017
Cameron County Sheriff's Office Cameron County TX County Iris scanning Brownsville Sheriff The Cameron County Sheriff's Office uses iris scanning technology in the county jail to scan and identify inmates. The "Inmate Recognition Identification System" system is part of a broader project coordinated by the Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalition. Bi2 Techonologies https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/county-implements-new-iris-identification-system/article_57254382-71ae-11e7-8e60-935585834976.html https://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/sheriff-s-iris-scanning-system-should-be-operational-by-april/article_222a5426-1e5f-11e7-8d26-6b9ec8cf9b19.html The Brownsville Herald 7/25/2017
Val Verde County Sheriff's Office Val Verde County TX County Lidar Del Rio Sheriff In 2018, the Val Verde Sheriff's Office worked with Quanergy to test lidar sensors, capable of 3D imaging, on a private ranch in Del Rio. Quanergy https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/technology/trump-border-wall-lidar.html New York Times 9/18/2018
Brewster County Sheriff's Office Brewster County TX County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Alpine Sheriff The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. Brewster County is one of at least five counties along the Texas border deployed the vehicles as of 2012. Terrahawk https://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk 2012
Jeff Davis County Sheriff's Office Jeff Davis County TX County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Fort Davis Sheriff The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. Jeff Davis County is one of least five counties along the Texas border deployed the vehicles as of 2012. Terrahawk https://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk 2012
Val Verde County Sheriff's Office Val Verde County TX County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Del Rio Sheriff The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. Val Verde County is one of at least five counties along the Texas border deployed the vehicles as of 2012. Terrahawk https://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk 2012
Webb County
Sheriff's Office
Webb County TX County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Laredo Sheriff The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. Webb County is one of at least five counties along the Texas border deployed the vehicles as of 2012. Terrahawk https://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk 2012
Zapata County
Sheriff's Office
Zapata County TX County Mobile Surveillance Vehicle Zapata Sheriff The TerraHawk Mobile Utility Surveillance Tower (MUST) is a van with an observation compartment on top that can be lifted 25-feet in the air. Zapata County is one of at least five counties along the Texas border deployed the vehicles as of 2012. Terrahawk https://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk 2012
Hidalgo County
Sheriff's Office
Hidalgo County TX County Pole Cameras Edinburg Sheriff Through Operation Stone Garden, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office purchased two pole cameras for $4,000. http://agenda.hidalgocounty.us/docs/2018/CC/20180814_3169/65922_OPSG%20OO%20Texas%20Hidalgo%20FY16%20Frago%2017-RGVRGV-11-006%20V1%20%281%29.pdf Hidalgo County Meeting Minutes 6/11/2018
Arizona Department of Public Safety Maricopa County AZ Statewide Face recognition Phoenix State The Arizona Department of Public Safety has a "Facial Recognition Unit" with access to a database of 15-million mugshots. The unit assists both local and federal investigators in identifying subjects. http://www.azdps.gov/sites/default/files/media/Annual%20Report%202018-v5.pdf https://www.azdps.gov/organization/tsd/cjs Arizona Department of Public Safety 2018
Arizona Department of Transportation Maricopa County AZ Statewide Face recognition Phoenix State The Arizona Department of Transportation applies face recognition to the state's driver license database and will respond to requests from state and federal agencies. https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2019/07/08/adot-use-of-facial-recognition-strictly-limited-official-says/ Capitol News Service 07/08/2019
Texas Department of Public Safety Travis County TX Statewide Face recognition Austin State A study by the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law found that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has used face recognition since 2005. DPS can search 24-million driver license and ID photos and 24.9-million mug shots in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification Interstate Photos System. Texas DPS accepts search requests from both local and federal law enforcement agencies. https://web.archive.org/web/20190907195830/https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/texas https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/texas Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law 2016
Texas Department of Public Safety El Paso County TX Statewide Spy Plane El Paso State As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017 DPS flew these planes above El Paso County at least six times for purposes such as patroling the border and to transfer an inmate accused of murder. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
California Department
of Corrections and Rehabilitation
San Diego County CA Statewide Face Recognition San Diego State agency The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 1 agency user queried the face recognition system 5 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
California Department
of Justice
San Diego County CA Statewide Face Recognition San Diego State agency The California Department of Justice uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 1 agency user queried the face recognition system 2 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
California Highway
Patrol
San Diego County CA Statewide Face Recognition San Diego State agency The California Highway Patrol uses mobile devices to conduct face recognition as part of a regional program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). In 2018, 8 agency users queried the face recognition system 158 times. TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6385782-TACIDS-Report-EFF-Public-Records-Request-8-14-19.html https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governments SANDAG/ARJIS 8/14/2019
Texas Department of Public Safety Travis County TX Statewide Camera Network Austin State agency The Texas Department of Public Safety has installed hundreds of cameras in border areas through a program called Operation Drawbridge. The $300 cameras are designed for capturing wildlife, but have been repurposed to photograph human movements. The low-light capable, motion-triggered cameras are monitored around the clock by the Texas Fusion Center, the Texas Border Security Operations Center, DPS Communications facilities, and U.S. Border Patrol Facilities. Texas DPS claims the cameras have been used to apprehend 250,000 individuals and the seizure of 248 tons of marijuana as of January 2019. https://www.dps.texas.gov/PublicInformation/operDrawbrdg.htm https://www.dps.texas.gov/PublicInformation/drawbrdgPhotos.pdf Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas Department of Public Safety Cameron County TX Statewide Spy Plane Brownsville State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017 DPS flew these planes above Cameron County at least 10 times. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Hudspeth County TX Statewide Spy Plane Fort Hancock State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017 DPS flew these planes above Hudspeth County at least 6 times. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Webb County TX Statewide Spy Plane Laredo State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017 DPS flew these planes above Webb County at least 54 times for purposes such as patroling the border. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Hidalgo County TX Statewide Spy Plane Mission State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017, "the planes flew over the city of Mission in Hidalgo County, home to the National Butterfly Center, 96 times." https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Starr County TX Statewide Spy Plane Rio Grande City State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017, "spy planes flew over Rio Grande City 357 times, making the border town of some 14,500 inhabitants the most watched city in Texas." https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
Texas Department of Public Safety Zapata County TX Statewide Spy Plane Zapata State agency As part of a program called Operation Secure Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent more than $15 million on two high altitude surveillance planes that flight at more than two miles above the Earth. The Texas Observer found that from January 2015 to July 2017 DPS flew these planes above Zapata Couny at least 97 times. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/ https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/ Texas Observer 5/23/2018
San Diego Association of Governments/Automated Regional Justice Information System San Diego County CA Cross-Jurisdictional Automated License Plate Readers San Diego Joint agency The Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), manages an automated license plate reader program. This program shares ALPR data collected by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department with agencies throughout the region. http://www.arjis.org/RegionalPolicies/ARJIS%20LPR%20AUP%20-%20Approved%20-%20Rev150213.pdf Automated Regional Justice Information System 2/13/2015
San Diego Association of Governments/Automated Regional Justice Information System San Diego County CA Cross-Jurisdictional Face Recognition San Diego Joint agency Law enforcement agencies in San Diego County use mobile face recognition technology through a program called the Tactical Identification System (TACIDS). TACIDS is managed by the Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS), which is a division San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). FaceFirst http://www.arjis.org/RegionalPolicies/ARJIS%20Facial%20Recognition%20AUP%20-%20Approved%20-%20Rev150213.pdf https://www.nbcsandiego.com/investigations/Use-of-Facial-Recognition-Software-By-San-Diego-Law-Enforcement-Increasing--378006081.html
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Automated Regional Justice Information System 2/13/2015
San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center San Diego County CA Cross-Jurisdictional Fusion Center San Diego Joint agency The San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SDLECC) is one of 79 “fusion centers” nationwide that conducts large scale intelligence analysis and information sharing between local, state, and federal agencies. Gotham software, which was purchased for SDLECC by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department in 2013, currently contains 53-million data “objects."Over the next three years, San Diego County will spend $493,000 on system maintenance. Palantir Technologies https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6360022-San-Diego-Palantir-Docs.html County of San Diego 05/14/2013