Report 2019-118 Recommendation 13 Responses
Report 2019-118: Automated License Plate Readers: To Better Protect Individuals' Privacy, Law Enforcement Must Increase Its Safeguards for the Data It Collects (Release Date: February 2020)
Recommendation #13 To: Fresno Police Department
To enable auditing of user access to and user queries of ALPR images, Fresno should ensure that its ALPR policy makes clear how frequently Fresno will audit its ALPR system, who will perform that audit, who will review and approve the audit results, and how long Fresno will retain the audit documents. Fresno should have in place by February 2021 an audit plan that describes its audit methodology, including, but not limited to, risk areas that will be audited, sampling, documentation, and resolution of findings.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021
See section 453.5.1 AUDITS, specifically paragraph 1, subsections (a-e). Language was added consistent with the audit findings.
- Completion Date: May 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented
1-Year Agency Response
The Fresno Police Department did not provide a one-year response to this recommendation.
- Estimated Completion Date: unknown
- Response Date: July 2021
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented
6-Month Agency Response
Policy 453 has been updated to include how frequently we will audit our ALPR system, who will perform that audit, who will review and approve the audit results, and how long we will retain the audit documents. We are in the process of writing the Audit Plan and it will be completed by February 2021.
- Estimated Completion Date: February 2021
- Response Date: August 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
The Fresno Police Department has every intention on complying with the audit recommendations; however, this crisis has delayed us. Prior to COVID-19, we had already restructured our sharing MOU and were in the process of working on some of the other items due in April; however, this pandemic has caused us to shift our resources.
- Estimated Completion Date: 02/28/2021
- Response Date: April 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
We acknowledge the difficulty of the current situation with COVID-19. We look forward to the department's future status reports.
All Recommendations in 2019-118
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.