Report 2019-118 Recommendation 10 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 #10 To: Fresno Police Department

To ensure that ALPR system access is limited to agency staff who have a need and a right to use ALPR data, Fresno should ensure that its ALPR policy specifies the staff classifications, ranks, or other designations that may hold ALPR system user accounts and that accounts are granted based on need to know and right to know.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021

See section 453.2 ALPR ADMINISTRATION, et seq. See also section 453.3 AUTHORIOZED USERS AND OPERATIONS, specifically paragraph 1, subsections (a-i). Language was added consistent with the audit findings.

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.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

Policy 453 has been updated to include this language. The final version will be posted to the City of Fresno website by the end of the year.

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.

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.