Providence Police Department uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Providence Police Department utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Providence Police Department 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 Providence Police Department 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.
Hotlist hits are required to be human verified prior to action.
External organizations with access
Cranston RI PD, East Providence RI PD, Fall River MA PD, Johnston RI PD, Lynn MA PD, New York State Police NY, Seekonk MA PD, Warwick RI PD, Wayland MA PD, Woonsocket RI PD
Searches in the last 30 days
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
Providence Police Department Automated License Plate Reader Policy