Providence RI PD

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Sun Dec 10 2023
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.
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 Providence Police Department 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.
Data retention (in days)
30 days
External organizations with access
Cranston RI PD, East Providence RI PD, Fairhaven MA PD, Fall River MA PD, Franklin MA PD, Groton CT PD, Johnston RI PD, Lynn MA PD, New York State Police NY, Norwich CT PD, Pawtucket RI PD, Revere MA PD, Seekonk MA PD, SEMRECC MA, Smithfield RI PD, Tiverton RI PD, Warwick RI PD, Wayland MA PD, Woonsocket RI PD
Number of owned cameras
Hotlists Alerted On
NCIC, NCMEC Amber Alert
Searches in the last 30 days
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
Additional Info