Report 2019-118 Recommendation 14 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 #14 To: Fresno Police Department

To enable auditing of user access to and user queries of ALPR images, by June 2021 Fresno should implement its audit plan and complete its first audit.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021

An Audit was conducted on June 1, 2021 complying with the provisions of Policy 453.5.1 AUDITS, specifically paragraph 1, subsections (a-e).

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

We have developed an audit plan and are auditing ALPR data on a quarterly basis. The final written audit plan is in draft form and should be completed by January of 2021.

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.