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DHS/CBP/PIA-049 CBP License Plate Reader Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses a combination of surveillance systems, including license plate reader technology, to provide comprehensive situational awareness along the United States border to assist CBP in detecting, identifying, apprehending, and removing individuals illegally entering the United States at and between ports of entry or otherwise violating U.S. law. License plate reader technology includes commercially available technologies such as fixed and mobile license plate readers. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide public notice of this CBP-owned and operated technology, assess the privacy risks, and describe the steps CBP is taking to mitigate them.



  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER)
  • DHS/CBP-007 Border Crossing Information (BCI)
  • DHS/CBP-011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection TECS System of Record

DHS/CBP/PIA-046 Border Patrol Enforcement Tracking System (BPETS/BPETS2)

The Border Patrol Enforcement Tracking System (BPETS) is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) web-based application that allows USBP to analyze incident data and manage the deployment of personnel and resources. BPETS is a legacy system, once maintained by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and is now maintained by CBP. The BPETS2 system is an enhancement to the legacy BPETS system, which adds advanced technologies and improved system integration. Currently, BPETS and BPETS2 operate in conjunction with one another, but the BPETS2 system will eventually replace the legacy BPETS system. CBP is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) because BPETS and BPETS2 both collect, maintain, and disseminate personally identifiable information (PII).



  • OPM/GOVT-1 General Personnel Records
  • OPM/GOVT-10 Employee Medical File System Records
  • DHS/ALL-019 Payroll, Personnel, and Time and Attendance Records System of Records
  • DHS/CBP-023 Border Patrol Enforcement Records (BPER)
  • DHS/ALL-014 Personnel Emergency Contact Information System of Records

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