Report 2019-118 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: Fresno Police Department

To protect ALPR data to the appropriate standard, by August 2020 Fresno should perform an assessment of its ALPR system data-security features, and make adjustments to its system configuration where necessary to comply with CJIS policy best practices based on that assessment.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021

See section 453.5.1 AUDITS, in paragraph 1 of Fresno's policy. Language was added per the audit findings, and an internal audit of the Fresno Police Department's ALPR data was conducted on June 1, 2021.

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

The Fresno Police Department IT Manager has assessed the ALPR system and confirmed with Vigilant Solutions IT personnel that the system is compliant with CJIS Security Policy best practices. CJIS compliance language is incorporated in our new contract with Vigilant Solutions.

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.

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.