San Mateo CA PD

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Last Updated: Thu May 30 2024
San Mateo CA PD uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. San Mateo CA PD utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, San Mateo CA 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.
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 San Mateo CA 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.
Data retention (in days)
30 days
Number of owned cameras
Hotlists Alerted On
California SVS, NCMEC Amber Alert
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
External organizations with access
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Policy Documents
San Mateo PD Full Policy Manual can be found at the following link:
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