Report 2019-118 Recommendation 2 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 #2 To: Fresno Police Department

To protect ALPR data to the appropriate standard, by August 2020 Fresno should identify the types of data in its ALPR system and, as Fresno reviews or drafts its ALPR policy, ensure that it clarifies the types of information its officers may upload into its ALPR system, such as, but not limited to, information obtained through CLETS.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021

Fresno Policy section 453.4 DATA COLLECTION AND RETENTION, in paragraph 2. 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: Pending

6-Month Agency Response

As the audit showed, the Fresno Police Department has not entered personal data into the ALPR system; however, we will continue to review data and incorporate into policy the parameters for types of data which can be entered.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

Fresno has updated its ALPR policy, but not yet integrated it into it's policy manual. Until such time time as Fresno makes public it's update policy, we consider the actions it has taken to partially implement this recommendation.

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.