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SDPD Surveillance Technology



"The San Diego Police Department uses certain technologies to conduct investigations, enhance response to critical incidents and public threats and safeguard the lives of community members that must comply with the City of San Diego's Surveillance Ordinance."


Beginning in early March the SDPD has conducted educational meetings throughout the city to explain their proposed use of "Smart Street Lights" and "Automated License Plate Readers". This is a requirement of the Surveillance Ordinance that was passed last year.


If you did not have the opportunity to attend any of the meetings you can catch up in one of two ways. The Pacific Beach Town Council will host a presentation by the SDPD at their next general meeting at 6:30 on Wednesday April 19th. The meeting will be held at the Crown Point Junior Music Academy 4033 Ingram St., in Pacific Beach. You may also visit https://www.sandiego.gov/police/data-transparency/technology where you can learn more and provide feedback on draft procedures regarding technologies used by the San Diego Police Department. The following link is to a recorded meeting of a community meeting that you may find very informative https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRtdFglWB0A.


Please take the time to educate yourself on what the use of these two technologies are and aren't. The board of the MBTC will discuss these technologies and our next board meeting and consider whether to take position on their use. If the board takes a position, then membership will be asked support that position during our May General membership Meeting.


SAVE THE DATE- Councilmember Dr. Jen Campbell will hold a "Coffee With Jen" 9:00 to 11:00 on May 11th at the Olive Cafe on Santa Clara Pl. This is a great opportunity to communicate directly with our city council representative.

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