Report 2019-118 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Fresno Police Department
To ensure that ALPR images are being shared appropriately, by April 2020 Fresno should review the entities with which it currently shares images, determine the appropriateness of this sharing, and take all necessary steps to suspend those sharing relationships deemed inappropriate or unnecessary.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021
This was completed. With the audit recommendations and review by the City Attorney's Office, a new data sharing Memorandum of Understanding was developed and sent to our data sharing partners. Legal Review of this new MOU was completed in February, 2020.
- Completion Date: February 2020
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: Pending
6-Month Agency Response
The Fresno Police Department has suspended most sharing and now only shares images with select bordering jurisdictions. We have begun a process of establishing MOU's with those agencies. This will be an ongoing process.
- Estimated Completion Date: January 2021
- Response Date: August 2020
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending
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.