Watsonville CA PD

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Mon Apr 22 2024
Overview
Watsonville CA PD uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Watsonville CA PD utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, Watsonville 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.
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 Watsonville 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.
Usage
Data retention (in days)
30 days
Number of owned cameras
20
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
271,266
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
230
Searches in the last 30 days
97