ACTIC contracts, SAR information, private partners, errors, sources etc

Yael Grauer filed this request with the Department of Public Safety of Arizona.

It is a clone of this request.

Tracking # 2015-0094
Status
Completed

Communications

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Stephen M Harrison

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?Mr. Yael Grauer

I have been forwarded your Public Records Request; however, your request must be submitted through our Public Records section for proper processing and redaction, if applicable. You can submit your request on line through our website; http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Records/Public_Records/

Once I receive notification from my Public Records unit to proceed we will process your request as soon as possible; however, it may take some time to compile some of the records requested. Some of your questions may be protected from Public Records laws, or require to be redacted, which is why it needs to be processed through our Public Records Unit.

Captain Stephen M. Harrison
Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center
Arizona Department of Public Safety
602-644-5941

January 7, 2015
Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
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On Dec. 23, 2014:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:
- Number of times information uploaded to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases had to be corrected or removed because they wer erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.
- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases.
- Number and list of all public agencies and/or private contractors providing services of any kind to Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.
- Number of tips and leads in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.
- A copy of all contracts signed by the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Sincerely,
Yael Grauer
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 14856
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
PLEASE NOTE the new address as well as the fact that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than MuckRock News) requests might be returned by the USPS as undeliverable.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

- Number of times information uploaded to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases had to be corrected or removed because they wer erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.

- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases.

- Number and list of all public agencies and/or private contractors providing services of any kind to Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.

- Number of tips and leads in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.

- A copy of all contracts signed by the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Yael Grauer

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Dec. 22, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Stephen Harrison

Mr. Grauer,

I do not handle Public Records requests, nor am I currently assigned to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center. Please contact the department's Public Records Unit for assistance. Their contact information can be located on the DPS website; www.azdps.gov<http://www.azdps.gov>.

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Then click on the link for Records Request, which is located under the Public Service header on the upper left hand side of the screen. On the next page click on the link titled Records Requests, the Public Records Requests.

Stephen M. Harrison, Captain
Technical Services Division
Arizona Department of Public Safety
602-223-5059

From: Yael Grauer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I hereby request the following records:

- Number of times information uploaded to the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases had to be corrected or removed because they wer erroneous or deficient, or because the source agency did not have authority to gather or share the information.

- Breakdown of number of suspicious incident reports, suspicious activity reports, and field interview reports in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases.

- Number and list of all public agencies and/or private contractors providing services of any kind to Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

- Breakdown of the number of tips and leads in the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired via intelligence information or email, phone, internet or incident report submission.

- Number of tips and leads in Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center's intelligence databases acquired from cellphone tower dumps, cell site simulators (commonly known as "Stingrays"), and surveillance cameras.

- A copy of all contracts signed by the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Yael Grauer

From: Kristin Bouck

Good morning-

Public Records received another fax regarding our ACTIC (Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center) facility and I apologize for the delay in providing you with the requested information. We are currently working on this and have obtained documents we are redacting, and will be invoicing Muckrock hopefully within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience-

Kris Bouck, Administrative Assistant

AZ DPS Public Records Division, Mail Drop 1200

Work hours: 8:00 am to 6pm Mon-Thurs

direct telephone: 602-223-2439

fax: 602-223-2945

*I am off Fridays- if you need immediate assistance please call the Public Records mainline at 602-223-2345

From: Kristin Bouck

Hello- you are about to be invoiced- we are having to do some redacting- I appreciate your patience. The file number is 15-0094- thank you

Kris Bouck, Administrative Assistant

AZ DPS Public Records Division, Mail Drop 1200

Work hours: 8:00 am to 6pm Mon-Thurs

direct telephone: 602-223-2439

fax: 602-223-2945

*I am off Fridays- if you need immediate assistance please call the Public Records mainline at 602-223-2345

From: Kristin Bouck

Here is the invoice for the information our ACTIC center is able to provide. I have invoiced you for a CD, thank you-

Kris Bouck, Administrative Assistant

AZ DPS Public Records Division, Mail Drop 1200

Work hours: 8:00 am to 6pm Mon-Thurs

direct telephone: 602-223-2439

fax: 602-223-2945

*I am off Fridays- if you need immediate assistance please call the Public Records mainline at 602-223-2345

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $25.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Department of Public Safety

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Yael Grauer

Thank you. Can you please send me a list of any and all processing notes and search slips relating to this record request, as well as a list of which information was redacted and the exemption associated with each redaction?

From: Yael Grauer

Thank you. Can you please send me a list of any and all processing notes and search slips relating to this record request, as well as a list of which information was redacted and the exemption associated with each redaction?

From: Rebecca Luera

Yael Grauer,

In reference to your request dated December 23, 2014 the Public Records Unit has provided you with all of the "documents" that are available. You were invoiced on March 25, 2016 for a disk that contained contracts etc., regarding ACTIC. The reminder of your request is not contained in a "document" and would not be considered a request for records but a request for information. Public Records Unit does not respond to requests for information only.

Please direct your request for information only to the ACTIC Center. I have cc'd the Inspector on this email.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Luera, Custodian of Records
AZ DPS, Public Records
P.O. Box 6638, MD 3240
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Office: 602-223-2226 | Fax: 602-223-2915
Email: rluera@azdps.gov

From: Yael Grauer

This is a public records request for a list of any and all processing notes and search slips relating to record request #2015-0094, as well as a list of which material requested was redacted and the exemption associated with each redaction.

Public records, as defined by Arizona statute, include documentary materials made or received by an governmental agency in pursuance of law or in connection with the transaction of public business, which includes processing notes and search slips related to a record request. If this is a request denial, please send the relevant statute and exemption number which you believe makes a distinction between "information" and "documents."

From: Rebecca Luera

Yael Grauer,

You may review Arizona Revised Statute 39-121, the Arizona Department of Public Safety is exempt from listing redacted materials from public records request.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Luera, Custodian of Records
AZ DPS, Public Records
P.O. Box 6638, MD 3240
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Office: 602-223-2226 | Fax: 602-223-2915
Email: rluera@azdps.gov

From: Yael Grauer

P.S., please refer to case law, including Shapiro v. U.S. Dept. of Justice, which indicates that various documents created while processing public records requests, including search slips, processing notes, and case evaluation forms, are documents.

From: Yael Grauer

Arizona Revised Statute 39-121 states that "Arizona Public records and other matters in the custody of any officer shall be open to inspection by any person at all times during office hours."

From: Yael Grauer

39-121.01 also clearly states, in pertinent part, that “the custodian of the records of an agency shall…furnish an index of records or categories of records that have been withheld and the reasons the records or categories of records have been withheld from the requesting person.”

From: Rebecca Luera

Please see ARS 39-121.03, number 2. Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Luera, Custodian of Records
AZ DPS, Public Records
P.O. Box 6638, MD 3240
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Office: 602-223-2226 | Fax: 602-223-2915
Email: rluera@azdps.gov

From: Yael Grauer

Nowhere does ARS 39-121.03 Number 2 state that DPS is exempt from listing redacted materials from public records request, or is unable to furnish processing notes.

Please provide me with a written estimate for the fulfillment of this request.

From: Rebecca Luera

Please read Letter D, item 2. Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Luera, Custodian of Records
AZ DPS, Public Records
P.O. Box 6638, MD 3240
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Office: 602-223-2226 | Fax: 602-223-2915
Email: rluera@azdps.gov

From: Yael Grauer

Please provide me with a written estimate for the fulfillment of this request for all processing notes associated with request #2015-0094.

From: Rebecca Luera

Not sure what you mean regarding “processing notes”. Need more clarification. Thank you.

Kind Regards,
Rebecca Luera, Custodian of Records
AZ DPS, Public Records
P.O. Box 6638, MD 3240
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Office: 602-223-2226 | Fax: 602-223-2915
Email: rluera@azdps.gov

From: Yael Grauer

As mentioned, processing notes are defined as the various documents created while processing public records requests, including search slips, notes, case evaluation forms, emails, and other documents.

I once again request that you provide me with a written estimate for the fulfillment of the request for all processing notes associated with request #2015-0094.

From: Kristin Bouck

Hello Mr. Grauer-
Attached is the invoice (#2) for some notes and emails that you inquired on in response to Public Records Request 15-0094. Thanks-

*Public Records has moved! Please note we have a new physical address of 2222 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85005 . Our Mail Drop in our mailing address has changed to 3240 (no longer 1200). Please call me at 602-223-2439 and make arrangements to come down to pick up anything. Thank you and I look forward to serving you!**

Kris Bouck, Administrative Assistant

AZ DPS Public Records Division, Mail Drop 3240

Direct telephone: 602-223-2439

Public Records mainline: 602-223-2345

fax: 602-223-2945

From: MuckRock.com


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $18.00 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Department of Public Safety

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Kristin Bouck

Sir, this last invoice for $18 was mailed out a few days ago to the address on the Muckrock check. You should be receiving it any day now- thanks

*Public Records has moved! Please note we have a new physical address of 2222 W. Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85005 . Our Mail Drop in our mailing address has changed to 3240 (no longer 1200). Please call me at 602-223-2439 and make arrangements to come down to pick up anything. Thank you and I look forward to serving you!**

Kris Bouck, Administrative Assistant

AZ DPS Public Records Division, Mail Drop 3240

Direct telephone: 602-223-2439

Public Records mainline: 602-223-2345

fax: 602-223-2945

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