Flock Safety Cameras
The Trophy Club Police Department has joined the movement and added a new layer of safety to our town, as some of the neighboring departments have done within the DFW area. This new level of safety is the Flock Safety Camera Systems.
The Flock Cameras are a fixed, pole mounted, license plate reader, camera system. This system captures the rear image of a car as well as the car’s license plate number. Then the system searches the national wanted database for stolen vehicle information or national alerts. The national alerts include the AMBER alert for taken children, the GRAY alert for missing senior citizens and the BLUE alert for threats to law-enforcement.
If the Flock system identifies a vehicle that is listed in the national database, it will alert your Trophy Club Police Officers of the details immediately. If the vehicle license plate is not in the database, then no notifications are made, and the information is deleted from the system after 30 days.
If an incident happens in Trophy Club and the Police Department has a description of a vehicle that could have been involved, then the Flock system can be searched for a vehicle that would match the description. This search, however, would only show data going back 30 days. And would be with the understanding that only the rear of the vehicle and the license plate could possibly be recovered.
The TCPD is now providing additional information and transparency of the Flock System here. By clicking this link, Flock Transparency Information Site, visitors will find details including the number of license plate images captured every 30 days, the number of stolen vehicles identified, and how many times the officers reviewed the images in the system. MORE>>
TCPD ALPR Policy:
The Trophy Club Police Department’s Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) Access Policy defines a minimum set of binding guidelines to govern the use of ALPR Data in order to enable the collection and use of such data in a manner consistent with respect for individual’s privacy and civil liberties. MORE>>
About Flock Safety:
Flock Safety built the first public safety operating system that helps neighborhoods, businesses, and law enforcement in 1200+ cities work together to eliminate crime, protect privacy, and mitigate bias. Pair devices that capture objective evidence and machine learning to create and deliver unbiased investigative leads to law enforcement. Our proprietary devices and cloud-based software reduce crime by +70%. MORE>>
Flock Approval Timeline:
Flock Safety Cameras were presented (June 23) to and approved (July 14) by the Crime Control Prevention District (CCPD) board as well as by Town Council in open session during the July 27, 2021 meeting. In an effort to be fully transparent, please find below the links to available information / discussion during these meetings:
- Flock Safety Privacy FAQs - www.trophyclub.org/FlockPrivacyFAQ
- Message from Chief Arata 10/20 - www.trophyclub.org/MessagefromChief-Flock
- Flock Safety Camera News Release 10/4 - www.trophyclub.org/FlockSystemArticle
- CCPD Minutes 6/23 - www.trophyclub.org/CCPD6232021Minutes
- CCPD Meeting Audio 6/23 - www.trophyclub.org/CCPD6232021Audio
- CCPD Minutes 7/14 - www.trophyclub.org/CCPD7142021Minutes
- CCPD Meeting Audio 7/14 - www.trophyclub.org/CCPD7142021Audio
- Council Packet 7/27 (@ page 112) - www.trophyclub.org/Council72721Packet
- Council Video 7/27 (@ 27:49) - www.trophyclub.org/Council72721Video