California Police Forces Use

California Police Use 'HP RoboCop' to Help Patrol

Police use new autonomous data machine with 360-degree HD video as an extra set of eyes for areas where police are not consistently present.

Huntington Park Police Department unveiled “HP RoboCop” Tuesday – a robot who can keep an electronic eye on public areas when human police officers are not around.

Huntington Park announced the release of the device in a news release, and said that it is “an autonomous data machine that is meant to serve outdoors,” that will use 360-degree HD video footage to “act as an extra set of eyes and monitor areas such as parks, city buildings and corridors where police might not have the time to consistently patrol.” The device will be used as a deterrent to crime and disruptive activity.

The “HP RoboCop” was previewed at the city’s 5K event in May 2019, and since then, has been patrolling Salt Lake Park.

Karina Macias, the Huntington Park mayor, said she is excited to see how RoboCop will help the community in a new way.

“I’m very excited that we can officially call on HP RoboCop to help our police officers patrol our city,” Macias said. “This is a big accomplishment for our city and introducing RoboCop shows innovation and the incorporation of new technology.”

HP RoboCop has both an Instagram and a Twitter account.

About the Author

Kaitlyn DeHaven is the Associate Content Editor for the Infrastructure Solutions Group at 1105 Media.

  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2022

    November / December 2022


    • Key Tech Trend
    • Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?
    • Constantly Evolving
    • The Talent Shortage
    • Looking Forward to 2023

    View This Issue

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety