Benicia PD uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Benicia CA PD utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Benicia PD utilizes real-time alerting of hotlist vehicles 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 Benicia PD and is never sold to 3rd parties.
Immigration enforcement, traffic enforcement, harrassment or intimidation, usage based solely on a protected class (i.e. race, sex, religion), Personal use.
All system access requires a valid reason and is stored indefinitely.
Data will only be shared with other law enforcement agencies for law enforcement purposes only, and never for immigration or other usages that are prohibited under Benicia PD policy.
At this time the Transparency Portal Audit System is down. Flock Safety is working to rectify this ASAP.