Porter County IN SO

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Sat Jul 20 2024
Overview
The Porter County Sheriff's Office uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising individual privacy. The Porter County Sheriff's Office utilizes retroactive searches to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, the Porter County Sheriff's Office 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, Vehicle Speed/Traffic Enforcement
Acceptable Use Policy
Data is used for law enforcement purposes only. Data is owned by the Porter County Sheriff's Office and is never sold to 3rd parties.
Prohibited Uses
Immigration enforcement, traffic enforcement, harassment 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 through various law enforcement information-sharing channels such as NCIC and IDACS.
Usage
Data retention (in days)
30 days
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
777,148