Report 2019-118 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Fresno Police Department

To ensure that ALPR system access is limited to agency staff who have a need and a right to use ALPR data, by April 2020 Fresno should review all user accounts and deactivate accounts for separated employees, inactive users, and others as necessary.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2021

See section 453.3 AUTHORIOZED USERS AND OPERATIONS, specifically paragraph 1, subsections (a-i). 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: Partially Implemented

6-Month Agency Response

This is already being done and is part of the quarterly audit process.

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

Fresno has begun implementing this recommendation. Because it is in the process of writing an Audit Plan that will be completed by February 2021--as noted in its response to another recommendation (#13), we consider this recommendation partially implemented until that Audit Plan is completed and incorporates this process.

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.