ASDPSP – Index and Zip Files of All Docs Received To Date

December 7, 2019

Courtesy of the Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

We tried to make it as easy as possible for you to look through these files. If you already know what type of equipment you are looking for, and where, you can determine quickly if we have any documents that are helpful to you.

Below is an Index of Agencies, with zip files of the documentation we received so far, from each of them, in 2019. We’ve also separated the documents into folders by type of equipment:

Note that “No Responsive Documens” only means that the agency is currently representing that they have no documents available on that piece of surveillance technology – presumably because they don’t own any of that type of equipment or software.

Often, after we inform them that we already have proof of something existing, usually from a publicly available news article or a city council agenda or something of that nature, that the agency will suddenly remember their usage, and provide the supporting documentation.

It seems as if most of these agencies are only giving us what they feel they must – perhaps based on what they think is already public knowledge – and saving the rest for when their bluff is called.

So with that in mind, know that we will be confirming everything on this page next year, in terms of confirming that all of the “No Responsive Documents” replies are accurate, and that the agency is not in fact in possession of (owning, borrowing, or whatever) or using the piece of surveillance technology in question.

For the tables below, if there was a response, with accompanying documentation, we have included a link to a zip file of the documents the agency provided to us.

Some of the agencies were quite helpful. Others were a bit unbelievable, such as the Los Angeles Police Department, who claimed “No Responsive Documents” for everything except for Federal MOUS, despite the fact that the existence of more than that is already established by a trove of publicly-available information.

If there were too many documents to be able to upload in one zip, we have split them up for each piece of equipment. Otherwise, the zip files provided contain all the paperwork we received from the agency, with the documents organized neatly into folders by type of equipment, all in one big zip file.

Bakersfield Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Calexico Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Contra Costa County Sheriff

Equipment Zips of relevant docs (by equipment type)
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs YES
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

El Centro Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition YES
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Fresno Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition YES
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing YES
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Imperial County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Kern County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs YES
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Long Beach Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Los Angeles County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs YES
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays YES

Los Angeles Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Monterey County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Oxnard Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition Yes
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Richmond Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Sacramento County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays YES

Sacramento Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones No Responsive Documents
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software YES
Stingrays (unclear; we may have No Responsive Documentst filed a request; will follow up asap)

Salinas Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

San Diego County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition YES
FLIRs YES
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
FBI 

DEA

MISC

Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

San Diego Harbor Police

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras No Responsive Documents
Drones YES
Facial Recognition YES
FLIRs YES
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

San Diego Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers YES
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
YES
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters YES
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays YES

Ventura Police Department

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition YES
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

Ventura County Sheriff

Equipment Zip of relevant docs
Body Cameras YES
Drones YES
Facial Recognition No Responsive Documents
FLIRs No Responsive Documents
License Plate Readers No Responsive Documents
Federal MOUS (Memorandums of
Understanding)
No Responsive Documents
Predictive Policing No Responsive Documents
ShotSpotters No Responsive Documents
Social Media Monitoring Software No Responsive Documents
Stingrays No Responsive Documents

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