ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING (Alma Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Alma Police Department of Alma, GA.
Multi Request ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING
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From: Dave Maass


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;
5) The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016;
6) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016;
9) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017;
10) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.

For Items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

For Items 5-10: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

For a list of other agencies that have provided records of these nature, please visit: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Alma Police Department

Good afternoon,

Your open records request for records related to our ALPR was received via fax today at 14:40 EST and we will respond as soon as possible with the requested information. I will inform you of any fees for search, retrieval, or copying of the records before the request is fulfilled.

Yours,
Beth
Beth Fowler
Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk
Alma Police Department
102 S. Thomas Street
Alma, GA 31510
w: (912) 632-8751
f: (912) 635-7164
beth.fowler@cityofalmaga.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, together with any attachments, are intended as official Police Department Communications only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail and any files transmitted are strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by telephone at 912.632.8751 or by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

From: Alma Police Department

Good afternoon,

In response to your open records request dated November 13, 2019 for Automated License Plate Reader data: per the Official Code of Georgia § 35-1-22 public disclosure of ALPR data is prohibited and therefore we will not be able to provide the requested data.

Sincerely,
Beth
Beth Fowler
Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk
Alma Police Department
102 S. Thomas Street
Alma, GA 31510
w: (912) 632-8751
f: (912) 635-7164
beth.fowler@cityofalmaga.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, together with any attachments, are intended as official Police Department Communications only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail and any files transmitted are strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by telephone at 912.632.8751 or by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

From: Dave Maass

Thanks for the response. I would like to clarify that I am not seeking "captured license plate reader data" as described by Georgia law. The definition is:

"(2) "Captured license plate data" means the global positioning device coordinates, date and time, photograph, license plate number, and any other data captured by or derived from an automated license plate recognition system or any other source."

I am seeking aggregate information: the number of plate scans and the number of hits. I am also seeking the names of the agencies with whom you are exchanging data.

Please reconsider this request.

Dave

From: Alma Police Department

Sorry for the delayed response, but I have been out of the office and am catching up on requests. I have asked our City Attorney for guidance on your request and am waiting for his response.

Yours,
Beth
Beth Fowler
Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk
Alma Police Department
102 S. Thomas Street
Alma, GA 31510
w: (912) 632-8751
f: (912) 635-7164
beth.fowler@cityofalmaga.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, together with any attachments, are intended as official Police Department Communications only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail and any files transmitted are strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by telephone at 912.632.8751 or by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

From: Alma Police Department

After review our city attorney has given us the go ahead to release the reports you requested. Our Patrol Commander will pull the reports and I will email them to you.

Yours,
Beth
Beth Fowler
Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk
Alma Police Department
102 S. Thomas Street
Alma, GA 31510
w: (912) 632-8751
f: (912) 635-7164
beth.fowler@cityofalmaga.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, together with any attachments, are intended as official Police Department Communications only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail and any files transmitted are strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by telephone at 912.632.8751 or by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

From: Alma Police Department

Good afternoon,

I have attached the information you requested under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Yours,
Beth
Beth Fowler
Administrative Assistant/Records Clerk
Alma Police Department
102 S. Thomas Street
Alma, GA 31510
w: (912) 632-8751
f: (912) 635-7164
beth.fowler@cityofalmaga.gov

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: The contents of this message, together with any attachments, are intended as official Police Department Communications only for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed and may contain information that is legally privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient be advised that you have received this e-mail in error and that any use, dissemination, forwarding, printing, or copying of this e-mail and any files transmitted are strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify the original sender immediately by telephone at 912.632.8751 or by return E-mail and delete this message, along with any attachments, from your computer. Thank you.

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