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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 While we aimed to be as comprehensive, the dataset may include information that is outdated or incomplete.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. 

Update Jan. 24, 2020: We have updated the map to reflect the Jan. 10, 2010 changes to the dataset. 

Update Jan. 10, 2020: We have updated the dataset and table to remove 30 datapoints related to face recognition in San Diego. These agencies in San Diego suspended their programs following the passage of a new law, A.B. 1215, which created a three-year moratorium on mobile biometric technology. The dataset also includes new information from Mission, Texas and other locations. 

Download the dataset (Last updated Jan. 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. 

 AgencyCountyStateJurisdictionTechnologyTown/CityLEA TypeSummaryVendorLinkAdditional linksSource
 Cochise County Sheriff's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaCountyBody-worn CamerasBisbeeSheriffThe Cochise County Sheriff's office received approve to spend $580,784 over five years to outfit 60 officers with Axon body-worn cameras.Axonhttp://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
 Cochise County Sheriff's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaCountyCamera
Network
BisbeeSheriffIn 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.Cogniachttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6353428-JBAC-January-18-2018.htmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/*/https://theintercept.com/2019/07/23/google-ai-gradient-ventures/Cochise County Sheriff's Office
 Cochise County Sheriff's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaCountyCell-site SimulatorsBisbeeSheriffWhile 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_LUUlExImm0chttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/5002053-Doc-10-14-2018-13-46-56.html?fbclid=IwAR3dlbnwM4-oHggLjya3uKkkR4Jl1fBzzslgeskQqxuJp9YCJsXQwPURwqIBisbee Justice Court
 Cochise County Sheriff's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaCountyDronesBisbeeSheriffIn 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. SLockheed Martinhttp://agenda.cochise.az.gov/mindocs/2014/BOS/20140408_628/42_04-08-14_1116_MINUTESpacket.pdf Cochise County Board of Supervisors Meeting
 Cochise County Sheriff's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaCountyStarchaseBisbeeSheriffIn 2012, the Arizona Department of Public Safety transferred two StarChase vehicle pursuit management systems to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.Starchasehttp://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
 Fort Huachuca Military PoliceCochise CountyArizonaMilitaryCamera
Network
Fort HuachucaMilitary PoliceIn 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.Panasonichttps://www.ruggedmobilityforbusiness.com/2013/09/fort-huachuca-police-advance-mobile-efficiency-with-panasonic-solution/
https://www.security.us.panasonic.com/case-studies/case/fort-huachucaPanasonic
 Huachuca City PoliceCochise CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasHuachuca CityPoliceHuachuca 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
 Sierra Vista Police DepartmentCochise CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSierra VistaPoliceSierra Vista Police Department purchased 62 Axon body-worn cameras in 2017.Axonhttps://www.myheraldreview.com/free_access/sierra-vista-police-ready-to-don-body-cameras-next-week/article_d0724dae-e840-11e6-9ce0-cfb338fd216e.html Herald/Review
 Sierra Vista Police DepartmentCochise CountyArizonaMunicipalDronesSierra VistaPoliceSince 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.htmlhttps://www.bensonnews-sun.com/news/article_06b2ffc4-ecf1-11e8-8468-8f6635082d62.htmlMy Herald Review
 Tombstone Marshal's OfficeCochise CountyArizonaMunicipalDronesTombstoneMarshalTombstone 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.pdfhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Tombstone-Marshals-Office-128767120474147/posts/The Tombstone News
 U.S. Army Fort HuachucaCochise CountyArizonaFederalDronesFort HuachucaFederal agencyFort 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 ProtectionCochise CountyArizonaFederalDronesFort HuachucaFederal agencyU.S. Customs and Border Protection has operated Predator B drones out of Libby Army Airfield in For Huachuca since 2011.General Automaticshttps://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
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionCochise CountyArizonaFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemHuachuca CityFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 Arizona Department of Public SafetyMaricopa CountyArizonaStatewideFace recognitionPhoenixStateThe 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.pdfhttps://www.azdps.gov/organization/tsd/cjsArizona Department of Public Safety
 Arizona Department of TransportationMaricopa CountyArizonaStatewideFace recognitionPhoenixStateThe 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
 Drug Enforcement AdministrationPima CountyArizonaFederalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Tohono O'odham NationFederal agencyThe 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
 Marana Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
MaranaPoliceThe 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
 Marana Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasMaranaPoliceThe Marana Police Department received 60 Axon body-worn cameras in 2016. In 2019, the agency planned to acquire 5 more units.Axonhttps://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/marana-police-department-get-new-body-camerashttp://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdfKGUN 9
 Oro Valley Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Oro ValleyPoliceThe 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.pdfhttps://www.orovalleyaz.gov/police/police-faqsOro Valley Police Department
 Oro Valley Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalDronesOro ValleyPoliceThe Oro Valley Police Department purchased three DJI drones for $7,000.DJIhttps://tucson.com/news/local/oro-valley-police-second-local-law-enforcement-agency-in-area/article_fd952ff0-ea3f-5736-ba50-f31ddcd3ff60.html Arizona Daily Star
 Pima County Sheriff's DepartmentPima CountyArizonaCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
TucsonSheriffThe 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.pdfTucson Sentinel
 Pima County Sheriff's DepartmentPima CountyArizonaCountyDronesTucsonSheriffPima 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-programhttps://pimasheriff.org/application/files/7115/6346/6465/Pima_County_Sheriffs_Department_Strategic_Plan_2018_-_2021.pdfKGUN 9
 Sahuarita Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSahuaritaPoliceSahuarita Police Department began its body-worn camera program in 2017. As of 2019, SPD had 49 body-worn camera.Axonhttps://www.sahuaritasun.com/news/some-sahuarita-officers-now-wearing-body-cameras/article_d9f52482-c0c1-11e7-9077-7f3a87cf1e17.htmlhttp://www.pcao.pima.gov/documents/14%20January%202018%20Memo%20to%20CHH%20and%20Bd%20of%20Sup%20re%20PCAO%202019-20%20Proposed%20Budget.pdfSahuarita Sun
 Sahuarita Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalDronesSahuaritaPoliceWith 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.pdfhttps://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/sahuaritasun.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/3/04/3042f3cc-d46f-11e6-afbe-93eb8441ef66/587034bc445ae.pdf.pdfSahuarita Sun
 South Tucson Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSouth TucsonPoliceMeeting 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.Axonhttps://www.southtucsonaz.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_council/meeting/1207/mn101915.pdfhttps://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
 Tucson Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalArtificial IntelligenceTucsonPoliceCOPLINK 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 Logichttps://www.tucsonaz.gov/police/technology-initiativeshttps://mijente.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/WHO’S-BEHIND-ICE_-The-Tech-and-Data-Companies-Fueling-Deportations_v3-.pdfCity of Tucson
 Tucson Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasTucsonPoliceAs 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.pdfhttps://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
 Tucson Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalCamera RegistryTucsonPoliceThe 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
 Tucson Police DepartmentPima CountyArizonaMunicipalReal-Time Crime CentersTucsonPoliceAccording 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.pdfhttps://www.facebook.com/TucsonPoliceDepartment/posts/chief-chris-magnus-updates-the-mayor-city-council-members-city-manager-and-commu/10153663603758531/Police Chief magazine
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionPima CountyArizonaFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
Tohono O’odham NationFederal agencyCBP 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 Americahttps://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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Tucson SectoPima CountyArizonaFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleTucsonFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Tucson SectoPima CountyArizonaFederalUnattended Ground SensorsTucsonFederal agencyThe 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.pdfhttps://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/privacy-pia-cbp022-bss-september2018.pdf 
 Nogales Police DepartmentSanta Cruz CountyArizonaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
NogalesPoliceThe 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
 City of YumaYuma CountyArizonaMunicipalSmart StreetlightsYumaPoliceIn 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 anyCOMMhttps://www.yumaaz.gov/city-administration/smart-city-technology.htmlhttps://www.kyma.com/news/smart-city-technology-to-hit-yuma/995875827City of Yuma
 U.S. Border Patrol: Yuma SectorYuma CountyArizonaFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleYumaFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Yuma SectorYuma CountyArizonaFederalUnattended Ground SensorsYumaFederal agencyThe 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.pdfhttps://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/privacy-pia-cbp022-bss-september2018.pdf 
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionYuma CountyArizonaFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemYumaFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats
U.S. Government Accountability Office
 Yuma County Sheriff's OfficeYuma CountyArizonaCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
YumaSheriffThe 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
 Yuma County Sheriff's OfficeYuma CountyArizonaCountyBody-worn CamerasYumaSheriffThe 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
 Yuma Police DepartmentYuma CountyArizonaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
YumaPoliceThe 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.pdfhttps://www.yumaaz.gov/documents/finance-department/city-of-yumas-annual-budget/COY-Budget-2016-2017.pdfCity of Yuma Budget Documents
 Yuma Police DepartmentYuma CountyArizonaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasYumaPoliceIn 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/ http://www.yumacountyaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=2684
Yuma Sun
 Calexico Police DepartmentImperial CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
CalexicoPoliceOf the 82 cameras in Calexico's citywide police network, nine are Automated License Plate Readers.Convergint Technologieshttp://www.calexico.ca.gov/vertical/sites/%7B342ED706-1EBB-4FDE-BD1E-9543BAD44C09%7D/uploads/Council_Agenda_09-20-2017_-_Item_19.pdf Calexico Police Department
 Calexico Police DepartmentImperial CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasCalexicoPoliceThe 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
 Calexico Police DepartmentImperial CountyCaliforniaMunicipalCamera
Network
CalexicoPoliceIn 2015, the Calexico Police Department began building a citywide network of 82 surveillance cameras.Convergint Technologieshttp://www.calexico.ca.gov/vertical/sites/%7B342ED706-1EBB-4FDE-BD1E-9543BAD44C09%7D/uploads/Council_Agenda_09-20-2017_-_Item_19.pdf Calexico Police Department
 El Centro Police DepartmentImperial CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
El CentroPoliceThe 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
 El Centro Police DepartmentImperial CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEl CentroPoliceThe El Centro Police Department has used body-worn cameras since 2013.Vievuhttp://www.elcentrochamber.org/news/details/el-centro-police-outfitted-with-body-cameras El Centro Chamber of Conference
 Imperial County Sheriff's OfficeImperial CountyCaliforniaCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
El CentroSheriffThe 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
 Imperial County Sheriff's OfficeImperial CountyCaliforniaCountyBody-worn CamerasEl CentroSheriffThe 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
 Imperial County Sheriff's OfficeImperial CountyCaliforniaCountyDronesEl CentroSheriffThe 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: El Centro SectorImperial CountyCaliforniaFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleEl CentroFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: El Centro SectorImperial CountyCaliforniaFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsEl CentroFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 California State University San Marcos Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaUniversityAutomated
License Plate
Readers
San MarcosPoliceCalifornia 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
 California State University San Marcos Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaUniversityBody-worn CamerasSan MarcosPoliceCalifornia State University San Marcos Police Department issues Axon body-worn cameras to all uniformed officers.Axonhttps://www.csusm.edu/police/bodyworncameras/body.worn.camera.faq.pdf California State University Police Department
 Carlsbad Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
CarlsbadPoliceAs 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.htmlhttp://www.carlsbadca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=30424San Diego Union Tribune
 Carlsbad Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasCarlsbadPoliceThe Carlsbad Police Department launched its body-worn camera program in 2016. http://www.carlsbadca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=31239https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-body-cameras-20161031-story.htmlCity of Carlsbad California Website
 Carlsbad Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalRing/NeighborsCarlsbadPoliceThe Carlsbad Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app.Ringhttps://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego
 Chula Vista Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Chula VistaPoliceThe 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
 Chula Vista Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalCamera
Network
Chula VistaPoliceThe 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  
 Chula Vista Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalDronesChula VistaPoliceThe 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."DJIhttps://www.chulavistaca.gov/departments/police-department/programs/uas-drone-program/our-drone-s Chula Vista Police Department
 Chula Vista Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalRing/NeighborsChula VistaPoliceThe Chula Vista Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app.Ringhttps://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego
 Coronado Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
CoronadoPoliceThe 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
 Coronado Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasCoronadoPoliceIn 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
 El Cajon Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
El CajonPoliceThe 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.pdfhttps://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2018/08/02/MAASS_PRA_-_POLICE_INFO.pdfARJIS
 El Cajon Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEl CajonPoliceThe El Cajon Police Department launched its body-worn camera program in 2016 with the purchase of 87 Axon cameras for about $160,000.Axonhttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-body-cameras-20161215-story.html San Diego Union Tribune
 Escondido Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
EscondidoPoliceThe 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
 Escondido Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEscondidoPoliceThe 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.Axonhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6383645-escondido06-05-19CCAgendaPacket.html#document/p73https://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
 Escondido Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalDronesEscondidoPoliceThe 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.DJIhttps://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.pdfThe Coast News
 La Mesa Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
La MesaPoliceThe La Mesa Police Department has used Vigilant Solutions Automated License Plate Readers since 2017. Before that, LMPD used ALPR systems by 3M.Vigilant Solutionshttps://www.muckrock.com/foi/la-mesa-62/2018-vigilant-data-sharing-information-la-mesa-ca-police-department-48887/#comms Muckrock
 La Mesa Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasLa MesaPoliceThe 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&theaterhttps://www.baltimoresun.com/sd-se-lamesa-police-20180329-story.htmlFacebook
 La Mesa Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalRing/NeighborsLa MesaPoliceThe La Mesa Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app.Ringhttps://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego
 National City Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalDronesNational CityPoliceThe 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
 Oceanside Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
OceansidePoliceThe 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
 Oceanside Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalRing/NeighborsOceansidePoliceThe Oceanside Police Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app.Ringhttps://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego
 San Diego Association of Governments/Automated Regional Justice Information SystemSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCross-JurisdictionalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
San DiegoTask force/other joint agencyThe 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
 San Diego Association of Governments/Automated Regional Justice Information SystemSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCross-JurisdictionalFace RecognitionSan DiegoTask force/other joint agencyLaw 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).FaceFirsthttp://www.arjis.org/RegionalPolicies/ARJIS%20Facial%20Recognition%20AUP%20-%20Approved%20-%20Rev150213.pdfhttps://www.nbcsandiego.com/investigations/Use-of-Facial-Recognition-Software-By-San-Diego-Law-Enforcement-Increasing--378006081.html , https://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/san-diego-association-governmentsAutomated Regional Justice Information System
 San Diego County Sheriff's DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCountyBody-worn CamerasSan DiegoSheriffSan Diego Sheriff's Department had 1,348 Axon body-worn cameras as of Dec 2018.Axonhttps://www.muckrock.com/foi/san-diego-county-55/california-public-records-request-body-worn-cameras-san-diego-county-sheriffs-department-66579/#file-766346https://www.sdsheriff.net/documents/pp/pp-20160321.pdf, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-deputy-cameras-20170718-story.htmlAaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project
 San Diego County Sheriff's DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCountyDronesSan DiegoSheriffSan 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
 San Diego County Sheriff's DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCountyRing/NeighborsSan DiegoPoliceThe San Diego County Sheriff's Department is able to request footage from residents' doorbell cameras through an agreement with Ring and its Neighbors app.Ringhttps://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/public-safety/five-local-police-agencies-are-partnering-with-doorbell-surveillance-company/ Voice of San Diego
 San Diego Harbor Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaPortAutomated
License Plate
Readers
San DiegoPoliceThe San Diego Harbor Police uses both fixed and mobile Automated License Plate Readers.Vigilant Solutions/3mhttps://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.pdfAaron Swartz Day Surveillance Project
 San Diego Harbor Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaPortDronesSan DiegoPoliceThe San Diego Harbor Police began its unmanned aerial systems program in 2018 with the acquisition of DJI drones.DJIhttps://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
 San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination CenterSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCross-JurisdictionalFusion CenterSan DiegoTask force/other joint agencyThe 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 Technologieshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6360022-San-Diego-Palantir-Docs.html County of San Diego
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
San DiegoPoliceSan Diego Police Department has 31 vehicles equipped with Automated
License Plate
Readers.
Vigilant Solutions/3M-1px;">https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4952879-San-Diego-Police-Department-Hit-Ratio-Report-2017.htmlhttps://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/sb34compliance.pdf, https://cdn.muckrock.com/foia_files/2019/02/15/PRA2019-23420SDPD20LPR20List.pdf,San Diego Police Department
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSan DiegoPoliceThe San Diego Police Department uses Axon body-worn cameras.Axonhttps://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/149.pdf San Diego Police Department
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalCamera
Network
San DiegoPoliceThe 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 IQhttps://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-concernshttps://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability/energy-and-water-efficiency/programs-projects/smart-citySan Diego State University Police Department
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalCamera
Network
San DiegoPoliceIn 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/, 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
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalCell-site SimulatorsSan DiegoPoliceSan 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 Corporationhttps://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/SDPD-Used-Cell-Phone-Tracking-Technology-to-Help-With-26-Investigations-Docs-372691142.htmlhttps://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/, 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
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalDronesSan DiegoPoliceThe San Diego Police Department has seven drones: four DJI Phantoms, two DJI Novas, and one DJI Matrice.DJIhttps://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
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalGunshot detectionSan DiegoPoliceThe San Diego Police Department installed ShotSpotter gunshot detection systems in Valencia Park, Skyline, O’Farrell and Lincoln Park in 2016.ShotSpotterhttps://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Gunshot-Detection-System-Goes-Live-in-San-Diego.html San Diego Union Tribune
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalMobile Surveillance VehicleSan DiegoPoliceThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_attachments/morisy/40580/PRA20Request20202317-200020Aug20292C202017.pdf San Diego Police Department
 San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaMunicipalSurveillance TrailerSan DiegoPoliceIn 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 Surveillancehttps://cdn.muckrock.com/outbound_attachments/morisy/40580/PRA20Request20202317-200020Aug20292C202017.pdf San Diego Police Department
 San Diego State University Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaUniversityBody-worn CamerasSan DiegoPoliceThe 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: San Diego SectorSan Diego CountyCaliforniaFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
San DiegoFederal agencyAn 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.Elbit Systems of Americahttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: San Diego SectorSan Diego CountyCaliforniaFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleSan DiegoFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: San Diego SectorSan Diego CountyCaliforniaFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsSan DiegoFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 University of California San Diego Police DepartmentSan Diego CountyCaliforniaUniversityGunshot detectionSan DiegoPoliceThe 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.Shotspotterhttps://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/New-Technology-at-UC-San-Diego-Promises-a-Quick-Emergency-Response--430455973.html NBC San Diego
 Customs and Border ProtectionSan Diego CountyCaliforniaFederalSurveillance TowersSan DiegoFederal AgencyAnduril is currently working on a new "Sentry Tower" pilot program with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Anduril’s border work was previously limited to a CBP pilot near San Diego and some unofficial testing at a private ranch outside of El Paso, Texas. CBP has acquired 18 more Anduril towers that it plans to deploy in Texas.Andurilhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/anduril-palmer-luckeys-secretive-defense-company-is-booming-under-trump Daily Beast
 San Diego County Sheriff's OfficeSan Diego CountyCaliforniaCountyCamera
Network
Lemon GroveSheriffThe San Diego County Sheriff's Office approved a program to install live surveillance cameras in Promenade Park in Lemon Grove that can be monitored from mobile devices. The program is a pilot that may be expanded to other areas.Genetechttps://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/east-county/story/2019-10-07/lemon-grove-sheriffs-department-rolling-out-pilot-camera-surveillance-program San Diego Union Tribune
 Doña Ana County Sheriff's OfficeDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Las CrucesSheriffIn 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/p383https://donaanacounty.org/bocc/video/ondemand/372Doña Ana County Board of County Commissioners Agenda
 Doña Ana County Sheriff's OfficeDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoCountyBody-worn CamerasLas CrucesSheriffThe 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
 Doña Ana County Sheriff's OfficeDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoCountyFace RecognitionLas CrucesSheriffThe 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 USAhttps://www.donaanacounty.org/sites/default/files/pages/OD_Tactical_Eyewear_Sole_Source.pdf Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department
 Doña Ana County Sheriff's OfficeDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoCountyIris scanningLas CrucesSheriffThe 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 Techonologieshttps://kfoxtv.com/news/local/dona-ana-county-to-receive-iris-scanning-technology KFOX14
 Doña Ana County Sheriff's OfficeDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleLas CrucesSheriffIn 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 Corporationhttps://donaanacounty.org/sites/default/files/pages/SoleSource_StrongwatchCorp.pdf Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department
 Las Cruces Police DepartmentDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoMunicipalBody-worn CamerasLas CrucesPoliceIn 2015, the Las Cruces Police Department spent $320,000 on 72 Axon Flex cameras.Axonhttps://www.abqjournal.com/564857/las-cruces-police-officers-to-be-outfitted-with-body-cameras.html Albuquerque Journal
 New Mexico State University Police DepartmentDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoMunicipalDronesLas CrucesPoliceNMSU 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
 Sunland Park Police DepartmentDoña Ana CountyNew MexicoMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSunland ParkPoliceThe 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
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLuna CountyNew MexicoFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemDemingFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostats U.S. Government Accountability Office
 Brewster County Sheriff's OfficeBrewster CountyTexasCountyDronesAlpineSheriffThe 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.DJIhttp://archives.etypeservices.com/Bigbend1/Magazine252556/Publication/Magazine252556.pdfhttps://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
 Brewster County Sheriff's OfficeBrewster CountyTexasCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleAlpineSheriffThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk
 Brownsville Fire DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalDronesBrownsvilleFire Department/Emergency ServicesThe 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
 Brownsville Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasBrownsvillePoliceThe Brownsville City Commission approved a 5-year contract worth $671,319.34 for 140 body-worn cameras.Axonhttp://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/brownsvilleherald.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/d3/9d354d0e-3a51-11e5-8e20-ebebb018bc50/55c025980f2bb.pdf.pdfhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6377278-Brownsville-BWC.htmlCity Commission of the City of Brownsville
 Brownsville Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalCamera
Network
BrownsvillePoliceIn 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 Securityhttps://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/commissioners-approve-k-downtown-security-camera-contract/article_69024b83-fab4-5856-abed-9842f6d4a62d.htmlhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6377279-Brownsville-Request-for-Proposal-Downtown.htmlThe Brownsville Herald
 Brownsville Police Department/Brownsville Department of Public HealthCameron CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers/Camera
Network
BrownsvillePoliceThe 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 CCTVhttps://www.cob.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/567?fileID=9397https://www.cob.us/1893/Surveillance-CamerasCity of Brownsville
 Cameron County Sheriff's OfficeCameron CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasOlmitoSheriffVarious 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-fundshttps://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/constables-office-seeks-body-cameras/article_b76bb03e-8045-11e5-8973-ff4d102d975a.htmlValley Central
 Cameron County Sheriff's OfficeCameron CountyTexasCountyIris scanningBrownsvilleSheriffThe 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 Techonologieshttps://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/county-implements-new-iris-identification-system/article_57254382-71ae-11e7-8e60-935585834976.htmlhttps://www.brownsvilleherald.com/premium/sheriff-s-iris-scanning-system-should-be-operational-by-april/article_222a5426-1e5f-11e7-8d26-6b9ec8cf9b19.htmlThe Brownsville Herald
 Laguna Vista Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasLaguna VistaPoliceLaguna Vista police officers now have eight Axon body-worn cameras due to a $10,172 grant.Axonhttps://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2015/02/06/officers-to-wear-body-cameras/ Port Isabel Press
 South Padre Island Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
South Padre IslandPoliceThe 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
 South Padre Island Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSouth Padre IslandPoliceThe 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
 South Padre Island Police DepartmentCameron CountyTexasMunicipalDronesSouth Padre IslandPoliceThe 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.Yuneechttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/03/09/the-latest-policing-tool-to-monitor-rowdy-spring-breakers-drones/?noredirect=onhttps://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2016/02/05/city-approves-drone-program/The Washington Post
 Texas Department of Public SafetyCameron CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneBrownsvilleState agencyAs 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
 Drug Enforcement AdministrationEl Paso CountyTexasFederalCell-site SimulatorsEl PasoFederal agencyAccording 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
 Drug Enforcement Administration: El Paso Intelligence CenterEl Paso CountyTexasFederalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
El PasoFederal agencyThe 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
 El Paso County Sheriff's OfficeEl Paso CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasEl PasoSheriffAs of 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office had 250 body-worn cameras.Axonhttps://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Police-Union-Pushes-Back-on-Body-Cameras-in-El-Paso-Texas.htmlhttps://cbs4local.com/news/local/law-enforcement-body-cameras-to-provide-better-accountabilityEl Paso Times
 El Paso County Sheriff's OfficeEl Paso CountyTexasCountyIris scanningEl PasoSheriffThe El Paso County Sheriff's Office uses Bi2 Technologies iris scanning devices to document and identify jail inmates.Bi2 Techonologieshttps://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/sheriffs-office-unveils-iris-scanner-for-inmates/545881235 KVIA
 El Paso ISD Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasSchool DistrictBody-worn CamerasEl PasoPoliceAs 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
 El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasCountyFusion CenterEl PasoPoliceThe 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
 El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
El PasoPoliceAccording 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." Skycophttps://static.tti.tamu.edu/tti.tamu.edu/documents/TTI-2012-7.pdfhttp://legacy.elpasotexas.gov/muni_clerk/agenda/06-23-09/06230909B.pdfTexas A&M Transportation Institute
 El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEl PasoPoliceThe 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.WatchGuardhttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6379743-El-Paso-Police-BWC.html El Paso Police Department
 El Paso Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalCamera RegistryEl PasoPoliceThe 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 DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalDronesEl PasoPoliceAs 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
 Horizon City Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Horizon CityPoliceAccording 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
 Horizon City Police DepartmentEl Paso CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasHorizon CityPoliceThe 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
 Texas Department of Public SafetyEl Paso CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneEl PasoStateAs 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: El Paso SectorEl Paso CountyTexasFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
El PasoFederal agencyAn 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.Elbit Systems of Americahttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: El Paso SectorEl Paso CountyTexasFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleEl PasoFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: El Paso SectorEl Paso CountyTexasFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsEl PasoFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 Customs and Border ProtectionEl Paso CountyTexasFederalSurveillance TowersEl PasoFederal AgencyAnduril is currently working on a new "Sentry Tower" pilot program with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The San Diego program began with only four towers in the agency’s San Diego Sector and expanded over time to 14.Andurilhttps://www.thedailybeast.com/anduril-palmer-luckeys-secretive-defense-company-is-booming-under-trump Daily Beast
 Alamo Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasAlamoPoliceAlamo Police Department received a $13,142 federal grant for body-worn cameras in 2016. As of 2019, APD personnel continued to received training on BWCs.Axonhttp://www.lrgvdc.org/downloads/policedpt/Alamo%20PD%20Training%20Schedule.pdfhttps://external.ojp.usdoj.gov/selector/awardDetail?awardNumber=2016-DJ-BX-0190&fiscalYear=2016&applicationNumber=2016-H3736-TX-DJ&programOffice=BJA&po=All, https://web.archive.org/web/20191202174229/https://external.ojp.usdoj.gov/selector/awardDetail?awardNumber=2016-DJ-BX-0190&fiscalYear=2016&applicationNumber=2016-H3736-TX-DJ&programOffice=BJA&po=All,Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council
 Edinburg Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
EdinburgPoliceEPD 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 Solutionshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4559398-Edinburgh-Police-Department-HIt-Ratio-Report-2017.htmlhttp://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4502417-Data-Sharing-Report-Edinburgh-Police-Department.html , 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
 Edinburg Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
EdinburgPoliceThrough 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
 Edinburg Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEdinburgPoliceThe 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.Cobanhttps://valleycentral.com/news/local/edinburg-police-department-plans-to-replace-body-cameras-after-battery-problem Valley Central
 Hidalgo County ConstablesHidalgo CountyTexasCountyCamera
Network
PharrSheriffHidalgo 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
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
EdinburgSheriffThe Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office purchased 10 mobile automate license plate reader systems for $137,000Vigilant Solutionshttp://agenda.hidalgocounty.us:8085/agenda_publish.cfm?id=0&mt=ALL&get_month=6&get_year=2019&dsp=min&seq=3330https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6379899-Hidalgo-County-SO-Vigialnt-70539-Quote.htmlHidalgo County meeting minutes
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
EdinburgSheriffThrough 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
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyCamera
Network
EdinburgSheriffHidalgo 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
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyDronesEdinburgSheriffAs 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
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyIris scanningEdinburgSheriffThe Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office uses Bi2 Technologies iris scanning devices to document and identify jail inmates.Bi2 Techonologieshttps://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/sheriffs-office-implements-biometric-technologies-to-identify-offenders/1066123820https://valleycentral.com/news/local/hidalgo-county-sheriffs-office-implements-biometric-technology-to-help-identify-criminalsKVEO
 Hidalgo County Sheriff's OfficeHidalgo CountyTexasCountyPole CamerasEdinburgSheriffThrough 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
 Hidalgo Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
HidalgoPoliceThrough 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
 McAllen Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
McAllenPoliceThe City of McAllen installed 100 cameras in public parks and downtown areas. The cameras are capable of automated license plate recognition.Wi4nethttps://psc.apcointl.org/2010/08/24/city-of-mcallen-implements-citywide-surveillance-camera-system/ PSC Online
 McAllen Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalCamera
Network
McAllenPoliceThe City of McAllen installed 100 cameras in public parks and downtown areas. The cameras are capable of automated license plate recognition.Wi4nethttps://psc.apcointl.org/2010/08/24/city-of-mcallen-implements-citywide-surveillance-camera-system/ PSC Online
 McAllen Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalCamera
Network
McAllenPoliceThe 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
 Pharr Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers/
Surveillance Trailer
PharrPoliceThrough 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
 Pharr Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasPharrPoliceThe 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
 Texas Department of Public SafetyHidalgo CountyTexasStatewidePredictive PolicingMcAllenState agencyServing counties along the Texas-Mexico border, the Texas Transnational Intelligence Center (TTIC) is a data center that does predictive intelligence analysis related to transnational crime. https://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/crime_records/pages/ttic.htmhttps://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/groundbreaking-for-anti-gang-unit-in-mcallen/, https://web.archive.org/web/20200109183039/https://www.kveo.com/news/local-news/groundbreaking-for-anti-gang-unit-in-mcallen/, https://www.dps.texas.gov/administration/crime_records/pages/tticPrivacyPolicy.pdfTexas Department of Public Safety
 Texas Department of Public SafetyHidalgo CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneMissionState agencyAs 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: McAllen StationHidalgo CountyTexasFederalTactical
Aerostat
McAllenFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 U.S. Border Patrol: Weslaco StationHidalgo CountyTexasFederalTactical
Aerostat
WeslacoFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 Mission Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
MissionPoliceIn 2016, the Mission Police Department received a $60,540 grant from the Texas Governor's Office to purchase Automated License Plate Readers. A 2017 budget report confirmed the implementation of two ALPR systems for MPD's patrol bureau. https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MINUTES-9-26-16-COMPLETED-1.pdf Mission City Council
 Mission Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasMissionPoliceThe Mission Police Department purchased 158 body-worn cameras in 2017 for $193,430, with the bulk of the funding coming from the Texas Governor's office. https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/MINUTES-05-08-17-COMPLETED.pdfhttps://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1-MINUTES-05-29-19.pdf, https://web.archive.org/web/20191011170140/https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1-MINUTES-05-29-19.pdf, https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FY2017-2018-Budget.pdfMission City Council
 Mission Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalDronesMissionPoliceBudget documents disclosed that the Mission Police Department purchased a drone system and trained pilots in 2017. https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FY2017-2018-Budget.pdfhttps://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FY2017-2018-Budget.pdf, https://web.archive.org/web/20191202172335/https://missiontexas.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FY2017-2018-Budget.pdfMission City Council
 San Juan Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasSan JuanPoliceAs of 2015, the San Juan Police Department requires all officers to wear a body-worn cameras. https://valleycentral.com/news/local/san-juan-pd-requires-all-officers-to-wear-body-cameras Valley Central
 Weslaco Police DepartmentHidalgo CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasWeslacoPoliceWith a $9,988 grant from the Texas Governor's office, the Weslaco Police Department purchased two WatchGuard body-worn camera systems for motorcycle police officers in 2018.WatchGuardhttps://weslacotx.civicclerk.com/Web/GenFile.aspx?ad=3693 Weslaco City Council
 Texas Department of Public SafetyHudspeth CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneFort HancockState agencyAs 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 six times. https://www.texasobserver.org/tracking-dps-across-the-sky/https://www.texasobserver.org/planes/Texas Observer
 Jeff Davis County Sheriff's OfficeJeff Davis CountyTexasCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleFort DavisSheriffThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk
 Kinney County Commissioners CourtKinney CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasBracketvilleSheriffThe 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
 Eagle Pass Police DepartmentMaverick CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasEagle PassPoliceThe 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-camerashttps://www.facebook.com/OfficialCityEaglePassTexas/posts/1769214133154945The News Gram
 Maverick County Sheriff’s DepartmentMaverick CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasEagle PassSheriffThe 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Del Rio SectorMaverick CountyTexasFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
Del RioFederal agencyAn 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.Elbit Systems of Americahttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: Del Rio SectorMaverick CountyTexasFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleDel RioFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Del Rio SectorMaverick CountyTexasFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsDel RioFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionMaverick CountyTexasFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemEagle PassFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 U.S. Border Patrol: Big Bend SectorPresidio CountyTexasFederalMobile Surveillance VehicleMarfaFederal agencyA 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Big Bend SectorPresidio CountyTexasFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsMarfaFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionPresidio CountyTexasFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemMarfaFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 Rio Grande City Police DepartmentStarr CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasRio GrandePoliceThe Rio Grande City Police Department has been using body-worn cameras since November 2013. http://periodicoenlacergv.com/rio-grande-city-pd-officers-equipped-with-wearable-hd-cameras/ Enlace
 Starr County Sheriff’s OfficeStarr CountyTexasCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Rio Grande CitySheriffThe 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.pdfhttps://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/field_document/BJA_ALPR_grants_(1).pdfACLU
 Texas Department of Public SafetyStarr CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneRio Grande CityState agencyAs 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Rio Grand Valley SectorStarr CountyTexasFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
Rio Grande ValleyFederal agencyAn 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.Elbit Systems of Americahttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: Rio Grand Valley SectorStarr CountyTexasFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsRio Grande ValleyFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: Rio Grande City StationStarr CountyTexasFederalTactical
Aerostat
Rio Grande CityFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionStarr CountyTexasFederalTethered Aerostat Radar SystemRio Grande CityFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 Terrell County Sheriff's OfficeTerrell CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasSandersonSheriffA job posting for sheriff's deputy positions indicates all deputies are issued Digital Ally-brand body-worn cameras.Digital Allyhttps://www.sheriffstx.org/m-news_view?id=57 Sheriff's Association of Texas
 Texas Department of Public SafetyTravis CountyTexasStatewideCamera
Network
AustinState agencyThe 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.htmhttps://www.dps.texas.gov/PublicInformation/drawbrdgPhotos.pdfTexas Department of Public Safety
 Texas Department of Public SafetyTravis CountyTexasStatewideFace recognitionAustinStateA 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://www.perpetuallineup.org/jurisdiction/texas Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law
 Del Rio Police DepartmentVal Verde CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
Del RioPoliceThe 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/877Del Rio Website
 Del Rio Police DepartmentVal Verde CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasDel RioPoliceThe 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.htmlhttps://www.cityofdelrio.com/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1376Del Rio News Herald
 Val Verde County Sheriff's OfficeVal Verde CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasDel RioSheriffThe 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
 Val Verde County Sheriff's OfficeVal Verde CountyTexasCountyLidarDel RioSheriffIn 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.Quanergyhttps://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/technology/trump-border-wall-lidar.html New York Times
 Val Verde County Sheriff's OfficeVal Verde CountyTexasCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleDel RioSheriffThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk
 Drug Enforcement AdministrationWebb CountyTexasFederalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
LaredoFederal agencyAs recently as July 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration has used Perceptics Automated License Plate Readers in Laredo.Percepticshttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6386782-Laredo-Perceptics.htmlhttps://www.fbo.gov/notices/236cd0738e6d38d4be11cb1552b9cdc0Drug Enforcement Administration
 Laredo Independent School District Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasSchool DistrictBody-worn CamerasLaredoPoliceAs 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.phphttps://www.bwctta.com/sites/default/files/Files/Resources/Laredo%20BWC%20Policy%20Final%205-9.pdf, https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6306278-LAREDO-ISD-BWC.html,LMT Online
 Laredo Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasMunicipalAutomated
License Plate
Readers
LaredoPoliceThe 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 CCTVhttp://www.cityoflaredo.com/city-council/council-activities/council-agendas/2018Agendas/2018-R-18.pdf City of Laredo
 Laredo Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasMunicipalBody-worn CamerasLaredoPoliceThe 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.pdfhttp://www.ci.laredo.tx.us/cmo/CASS/Pres_Fed/2017/body-worn.htmlCity of Laredo
 Laredo Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasMunicipalCamera
Networks/Real-Time Crime Centers
LaredoPoliceIn 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.phphttps://www.laredopd.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2018-Annual-Report-Final.pdfLMT Online
 Laredo Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasMunicipalDronesLaredoPoliceAs 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.Leptronhttp://www.cityoflaredo.com/Budget/Budget_Presentations/2016-2017/Police/Police.pdfhttp://www.cityoflaredo.com/city-council/council-activities/council-minutes/2016Min/M2016-R-01.pdfLaredo Government Website
 Texas A&M International University Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasUniversityBody-worn CamerasLaredoPoliceThe 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
 Texas Department of Public SafetyWebb CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneLaredoState agencyAs 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Laredo SectorWebb CountyTexasFederalIntegrated
Fixed Towers
LaredoFederal agencyAn 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.Elbit Systems of Americahttps://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6162054-Final-Draft-Industry-Day-Briefing-Charts-IFT.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 U.S. Border Patrol: Laredo SectorWebb CountyTexasFederalRemote Video Surveillance SystemsLaredoFederal agencyA 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.htmlhttps://www.gao.gov/assets/690/688666.pdfU.S. Border Patrol
 United Independent School District Police DepartmentWebb CountyTexasSchool DistrictBody-worn CamerasLaredoPoliceIn 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
 Webb County Sheriff's OfficeWebb CountyTexasCountyAutomated
License Plate
Readers
LaredoSheriffIn 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.htmlhttp://www.webbcountytx.gov/sheriff/the%20lawman%20journal%20volume%202%20issue%20i.pdfKGNS
 Webb County Sheriff's OfficeWebb CountyTexasCountyBody-worn CamerasLaredoSheriffThe 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.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvU4qYLF6GsKGNS
 Webb County Sheriff's OfficeWebb CountyTexasCountyCamera
Network
LaredoSheriffAs 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
 Webb County Sheriff's OfficeWebb CountyTexasCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleLaredoSheriffThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk
 Texas Department of Public SafetyZapata CountyTexasStatewideSpy PlaneZapataState agencyAs 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
 U.S. Border Patrol: Zapata StationZapata CountyTexasFederalTactical
Aerostat
ZapataFederal agencyU.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.pdfhttps://www.cbp.gov/frontline/frontline-november-aerostatsU.S. Government Accountability Office
 Zapata County Sheriff's OfficeZapata CountyTexasCountyMobile Surveillance VehicleZapataSheriffThe 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.Terrahawkhttps://bstc.ati.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/9_TerraHawk-LLC.pdf Terrahawk