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File #: 2022-2301   
Type: Continued Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Execute a Purchase Agreement with Flock Safety for the Acquisition, Support, and Maintenance of a Fixed Automated License Plate Reader System Not to Exceed $518,824.38 for Five Years and to Provide an Update on Related Technologies. (Police 10031110) [Continued from September 6, 2022]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Proposal, 2. Presentation, 3. Presentation - REVISED, 4. Correspondence - Updated 9/20
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Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Execute a Purchase Agreement with Flock Safety for the Acquisition, Support, and Maintenance of a Fixed Automated License Plate Reader System Not to Exceed $518,824.38 for Five Years and to Provide an Update on Related Technologies. (Police 10031110) [Continued from September 6, 2022]

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Alameda Police Department (APD) wants to designate a vendor to acquire, support, and maintain a Fixed Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) System. After conducting a competitive and rigorous selection process, Flock Safety has been identified as the police department's preferred choice for a reliable and efficient solution.

BACKGROUND

In February 2022, the City Council approved APD's initiative to acquire and implement fixed license plate readers. Shortly after, in April 2022, the City Council approved a proposed policy governing fixed automated license plate reader technology. Since then, APD has requested responses from an RFP announcement in May 2022. During the process, a total of six proposals were received.

The department will evaluate this system and then determine compatibility with replacing any existing vehicle systems.

DISCUSSION

A working group of several end-users from different touch points within APD, including patrol, investigations, communication, commanders, and records, convened to evaluate the responses to the RFP. After reviewing the proposals and system features, Flock Safety was selected as the preferred vendor.

Flock Safety was determined to be a leader in ALPR technology with a proven record of providing the highest levels of priorities designated to data privacy. Flock ALPR cameras are currently used by 1,000+ law enforcement agencies nationwide, 45 or more within California. Hercules, Piedmont, San Leandro, Orinda, San Ramon, Danville, Livermore, Pleasanton, Vallejo, Benicia, Fairfield,...

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