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Posted on: October 4, 2021

TCPD Adopts New Camera Safety System

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UPDATE (October 13, 2021) - The publics comments and feedback regarding the Flock Safety Cameras have been heard and are greatly appreciated. To clarify, this item was 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. Questions or concerns about this or any measure passed by Town Council are always welcome via: mayorandcouncil@trophyclub.org

Please find below links to available information / discussion during these meetings:

- Flock Safety Privacy FAQs - www.trophyclub.org/FlockPrivacyFAQ

- 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 - Minutes waiting board approval for publishing

- 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

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Trophy Club, TX (October 04, 2021) – The Trophy Club Police Department is joining the movement to add a new layer of safety to our town, as some of our fellow departments are doing within the DFW area. This new level of safety that we are adding is the Flock safety camera systems, which will be added to each entrance of Trophy Club.

The Flock Camera system is 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.

flock_safetyIf 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 police department will be posting the Flock information on the department website in the form of a Flock transparency page. This page will detail 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.

Stop-neighborhood-crime-features-23For more details, please refer to the Flock Safety website or ask your favorite Trophy Club police officer.

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>>

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