The Arlington Police Department (APD) uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Arlington Police Department utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Arlington Police Department utilizes real time alerting of hotlist vehicles to locate missing endangered children/adults, and to capture wanted criminals. In an effort to ensure proper usage and guardrails are in place, they have made the below policies and usage statistics available to the public.
Facial recognition, People, Gender, Race
Data is used for law enforcement purposes only. Data is owned by the Arlington Police Department and is never sold to 3rd parties.
Traffic enforcement, immigration enforcement, harassment or intimidation, usage based solely on a protected class (i.e. race, sex, religion) or personal use.
All system access requires a valid reason and is stored indefinitely and only by authorized law enforcement personnel.
Flock data is only retained for 30 days. However, an audit trail of the users who accessed the system is stored indefinitely.
Hotlist hits are required to be human verified prior to action.
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
Searches in the last 30 days
APD Policy Manual: Automated License Plate Readers (Section 708)