Bridgewater VA PD

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Wed May 29 2024
Overview
Bridgewater PD uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Bridgewater PD utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Bridgewater 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.
Policies
What's Detected
License Plates, Vehicles
What's Not Detected
Facial recognition, People, Gender, Race
Acceptable Use Policy
Data is used for law enforcement purposes only. Data is owned by Bridgewater PD and is never sold to 3rd parties.
Prohibited Uses
Immigration enforcement, traffic enforcement, harrassment or intimidation, usage based solely on a protected class (i.e. race, sex, religion), Personal use.
Access Policy
All system access requires a valid reason and is stored indefinitely.
Hotlist Policy
Hotlist hits are required to be human verified prior to action.
Usage
Data retention (in days)
30 days
Number of owned cameras
5
External organizations with access
Accomack County VA SO, Alexandria City VA SO, Alexandria VA PD, Amelia County VA SO, Amherst County VA SO, Arlington County VA PD, Augusta County VA SO, Bedford County VA SO, Belpre OH PD, Bernards Twp NJ PD, Blacksburg VA PD, Brunswick County VA SO, Buffalo State University NY PD, CAC - Suffolk County NY, Caroline County VA SO, Carroll County VA SO, Chase City VA PD, Chesapeake VA PD , Chesterfield County VA PD, Chincoteague VA PD, City of Franklin VA PD, Clarksville VA PD, Colonial Beach VA PD, Colonial Heights VA PD, Culpeper VA PD , Cumberland County VA SO, CVG Airport KY PD, Davie County NC SO, Dinwiddie County VA SO, Dublin VA PD, Dunn NC PD, Fairfax City VA PD, Fairfax County VA PD, Farmville VA PD, Fauquier County VA SO, Floyd County VA SO, Framingham MA PD, George Mason University Campus VA PD, Goochland County VA SO, Greensville County VA SO, Halifax County VA SO, Hampton VA PD, Hanover County VA SO, Harrisonburg VA PD, Henrico County VA PD, Henry County VA SO, Herndon VA PD, Highland Park MI PD, Hopewell VA PD, Hopkinsville KY PD, Houston TX PD, Isle Of Wight County VA SO, Jeffersontown KY PD, King and Queen County VA SO, Lawrenceville VA PD, Loudoun County VA SO, Madisonville KY PD, Martinsville VA PD, Mecklenburg County VA SO, Milford MI PD, Montgomery County VA SO, Mount Jackson VA PD, Mount Vernon IN PD, Nags Head NC PD, New Baltimore MI PD, New Castle County DE PD, New Kent County VA SO, New Market VA PD, Newport News VA PD, Norfolk VA PD, North Myrtle Beach SC PD, Northampton County VA SO, Page County VA SO, Pearisburg VA PD, Petersburg VA PD, Poquoson VA PD, Portsmouth VA PD, Powhatan County VA SO, Prince George County VA PD, Pulaski County VA SO, Pulaski VA PD, Radford City VA PD, Radford University VA PD, Rich Creek VA PD, Richmond VA PD, Roanoke VA PD, Rockingham County VA SO, Sarasota FL PD, Sauk Prairie WI PD, Scotch Plains NJ PD, Shelby County KY SO, Shenandoah County VA SO, Smithfield VA PD, South Boston VA PD, South Hill VA PD, Southampton VA SO, Springfield MO PD, Stafford County VA SO , Suffolk VA PD, Surry County SO VA, Sussex County VA SO, Thornton CO PD, Trotwood OH PD, US Postal Inspection Service, Vandalia OH PD, Virginia Tech University VA PD, Waterford Township PD- MI, Williamsburg VA PD, Windsor VA PD, Woodstock VA PD, Wyoming OH PD, Wythe County VA SO, Wytheville VA PD, York County VA SO
Hotlists Alerted On
NCIC, NCMEC Amber Alert
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
77,440
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
70
Additional Info
Recent Success Stories
- BPD had a rash of catalytic converters stolen in town as well around the surrounding areas. Through the work of our police department and the Flock service, we were able to identify the vehicle and track down the suspect through the cameras, ultimately leading to an arrest, multiple charges in 6 jurisdictions, and seizing $26,000 in cash from the offender from stolen catalytic sales. - Another recent crime involved a check fraud at a local bank; using the Flock service we were able to identify the vehicle from the little information that was provided from the teller and identify the vehicle owner and suspect within 20 minutes of the incident. -August 2023 Success Story: An expensive motorcycle helmet was stolen from outside of the 7-11 convenience store in Bridgewater. The stores cameras were only able to capture part of the truck, giving us the color and body style. Using our Flock camera system, we were able to observe a truck matching the color and body style leaving the town on Dinkel Avenue. Using the license plate from the Flock footage, we were able to identify the vehicles owner. Officers went to the suspects home retrieved the helmet. This case was solved, and the property was returned to its rightful owner.
The Flock safety LPR technology has been paid for by utilizing the Virginia State Police (VSP) Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program grant, this technology has not been funded by the Town of Bridgewater.