Report 2019-118 Recommendation 36 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 #36 To: Marin County Sheriff's Department

To ensure that ALPR system access is limited to agency staff who have a need and a right to use ALPR data, Marin 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.

1-Year Agency Response

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

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

6-Month Agency Response

The policy has been updated to read, "Approved personnel are sworn staff with current CLETs clearance and a need to access ALPR data and TSU staff responsible for installing and maintaining ALPR related equipment."

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

60-Day Agency Response

As stated in its response to the draft report, the Marin County Sheriff's Office through its command staff and other appropriate staff has been and continues to be in the process of reviewing and updating all its policies, including the policies that address ALPR. Per the final report's recommendation, the ALPR policy will be reviewed and updated by the six (6) month time frame.

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

All Recommendations in 2019-118

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.