Report 2019-118 Recommendation 27 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 #27 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department

To ensure that its ALPR policy contains all of the required elements as specified in state law, by August 2020, Marin should review its policy and draft or revise it as necessary. Also by August 2020, Marin should post its revised policy on its website in accordance with state law.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2023

The Marin County Sheriff's Office ALPR policy complies with all elements of state law. It was revised based on the State Auditor's recommendations, specifically numbers 37, 39 and 40. The current policy will be provided to the State Auditor's Office by email as requested.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

1-Year Agency Response

The policy has been revised and/or updated. The new policy number is 429. The current policy will be provided to you via the process for submitting supporting documents.

The new policy has not been updated on the website as the Marin County Sheriff's Office is still in the process of updating all of its policies as previously stated. Once this has been completed, all required policies will also be updated on the Marin County Sheriff's Office's website.

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

6-Month Agency Response

The Policy has been updated and has been sent up the chain of command for review and approval. As we are currently re-formatting our Department Policy Manual, we expect the policy to be posted on our website in the near future.

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

Marin County Sheriff's Department has made progress toward implementing this recommendation. We will anticipate receiving the updated policy soon.

60-Day Agency Response

The Marin Sheriff's Department did not provide a 60 day response.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2019-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.