Local Police Surveillance Guidance

December 2, 2013

The following documents, many obtained through freedom of information requests, reveal a patchwork of policies and guidelines regulating how state and local law enforcement agencies conduct intelligence activities. As described in the Brennan Center’s new report, more than half of these police departments and data fusion centers gather and share personal information about ordinary Americans without any suspicion of criminal activity, all with little or no independent oversight.


16-City Police Department Document Map

To see the documents requested for each city or county, click on the corresponding tack or choose from the list following the map.

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Additional Resources

City of Chicago

City of Dearborn

City of Detroit

City of Houston

City of Los Angeles

City of Miami

City of Minneapolis

City of New York

City of Philadelphia

City of Portland

City of Saint Paul

City of San Francisco

City of Seattle

District of Columbia

Los Angeles County

Miami-Dade County

Miscellaneous