JANUARY 2021-SPECIAL ORDER NO. 2-THE USE OF PHOTO COMPARISON TECHNOLOGY WITHIN LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S DIGITAL MUGSHOT SYSTEM - ESTABLISHED

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Order is to establish Department Manual Section 3/568.56,
The Use of Photo Comparison Technology within Los Angeles County’s Digital Mugshot System. The Department recognizes that law enforcement’s use of technology is quantitatively different from the use of similar and more expansive technology used in the private sector. This policy outlines the legitimate use of Photo Comparison Technology by trained Department investigators for the good of the community while prohibiting or limiting forms of its use in accordance with California Law, privacy concerns and community trust.

PROCEDURE: Department Manual Section 3/568.56, The Use of Photo Comparison Technology within Los Angeles County’s Digital Mugshot System, has been established and is attached with the content in italics. Additionally, attached is the Detective Activity Summary, which is to be used in lieu of using the Detective Case Tracking System when accessing the Digital Mugshot System.

AMENDMENTS: This Order adds Section 3/568.56 to the Department Manual.

AUDIT RESPONSIBILITY: The Commanding Officer, Audit Division, shall review this directive and determine whether an audit or inspection shall be conducted in accordance with Department Manual Section 0/080.30.

Approved by:
MICHEL R. MOORE
Chief of Police

DISTRIBUTION “D”

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