Tukwila WA PD

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Wed Feb 28 2024
Overview
Tukwila Police Department uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Tukwila Police Department utilizes retroactive searches to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Tukwila WA 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 Tukwila 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.
Usage
Data retention (in days)
30 days
Number of owned cameras
26
External organizations with access
Airway Heights WA PD, Auburn WA PD, Benton County WA SO, Black Diamond WA PD, Chehalis WA PD, Clyde Hill WA PD, Des Moines WA PD, Eatonville WA PD, Grandview WA PD, Kennewick WA PD, Kent WA PD, Lakewood WA PD, Medford OR PD, Medina WA PD, Moxee WA PD, Pacific WA PD, Richland PD WA, Spokane County WA SO, Sunnyside WA PD, Town of Hunts Point WA, Union Gap WA PD, Vancouver WA PD, Wapato WA PD, Yakima WA PD
Hotlists Alerted On
NCIC, NCMEC Amber Alert
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
638,823
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
1,089
Searches in the last 30 days
113
Additional Info
Addition Information
ALPR is used by the Tukwila Police Department to convert data associated with vehicle license plates for official law enforcement purposes, including identifying stolen or wanted vehicles, stolen license plates, and missing persons. ALPRs may also be used to gather information related to active warrants, homeland security, electronic surveillance, suspect interdiction, and stolen property recovery.