Yakima WA PD

Transparency Portal

Last Updated: Wed Mar 22 2023
Overview
Yakima Police Department is committed to transparency and as such uses Flock Safety technology to capture objective evidence without compromising on individual privacy. Yakima WA PD utilizes retroactive search to solve crimes after they've occurred. Additionally, the Yakima 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.
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 Yakima WA 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 an individual to be a member of the police department and 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
31
External organizations with access
Spokane County WA SO, Airway Heights WA PD, Auburn Wa PD, Benton County WA SO, Casa Grande AZ PD, Centralia PD (WA), Des Moines WA PD, FBI, Grandview WA PD, Kennewick WA PD, Liberty Lake WA PD, OR - Central Point PD, Othello WA PD, Richland PD WA, Sunnyside WA PD, Tukwila WA PD, Union Gap WA PD, US Postal Inspection Service, WA - Pasco PD, Wapato WA PD, Warden WA PD, Yakima County WA SO, Yakima WA PD, Zillah WA PD
Hotlists Alerted On
NCIC, NCMEC Amber Alert
Vehicles detected in the last 30 days
355,565
Hotlist hits in the last 30 days
648
Searches in the last 30 days
244
Public Search Audit