Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Arlington Police Department of Arlington, TX.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Steven Meyer

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

From: Police

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Police

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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 Oct. 15, 2013. 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 Oct. 15, 2013. 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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Steven Meyer

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

From: Tiffany Bull

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

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On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Tiffany Bull

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

From: Tiffany Bull

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

From: Arlington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Arlington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Arlington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Arlington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Arlington Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

From: Tiffany Bull

Thank you for the update. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

January 6, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

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On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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: Texas Attorney General

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

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 Oct. 15, 2013. 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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Tiffany Bull

I've just been informed that the documents which were deemed releasable by the AG's office were just emailed to you through our open record tracking system. Please let me know if you did not receive them.

Tiffany

>

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I have not received any documents today.

-Shawn

From: Tiffany Bull

Shawn,

There may be a delay in the system email, but I've attached them to this email just in case the email from the system doesn't go through. Please confirm receipt of this email so I can be sure you received the attachment.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:05 AM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

February 26, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have not received any documents today.

-Shawn

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

I've just been informed that the documents which were deemed releasable by the AG's office were just emailed to you through our open record tracking system. Please let me know if you did not receive them.

Tiffany

>

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On Feb. 26, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 11, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Jan. 27, 2014:

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Thank you for the update. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

January 6, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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: Shawn Musgrave

Received. Thank you for your help.

Best,
Shawn

From: Tiffany Bull

Glad to help. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything else.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:58 PM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

February 26, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Received. Thank you for your help.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

Shawn,

There may be a delay in the system email, but I've attached them to this email just in case the email from the system doesn't go through. Please confirm receipt of this email so I can be sure you received the attachment.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:05 AM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

February 26, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have not received any documents today.

-Shawn

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

I've just been informed that the documents which were deemed releasable by the AG's office were just emailed to you through our open record tracking system. Please let me know if you did not receive them.

Tiffany

>

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 11, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Jan. 27, 2014:

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Thank you for the update. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

January 6, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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.

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

Hello,

I have not received any documents today.

-Shawn

---

On Feb. 26, 2014:

I've just been informed that the documents which were deemed releasable by the AG's office were just emailed to you through our open record tracking system. Please let me know if you did not receive them.

Tiffany

>

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On Feb. 26, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Feb. 11, 2014:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Jan. 27, 2014:

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Thank you for the update. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Tiffany

-----Original Message-----
From: requests@muckrock.com [mailto:requests@muckrock.com]
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 12:55 PM
To: Tiffany Bull
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Request: Drone Documents (Arlington, TX Police Department)

January 6, 2014
Arlington Police Department
20 W Division St
P.O. Box 1065
Arlington, TX 76004-1065

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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.

---

On Jan. 6, 2014:

Hello,

I have received the box of responsive documents. Thank you for your assistance with this request.

Best,
Shawn

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Jan. 2, 2014:

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Thank you!

Have a great New Year,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I've just been notified that we received the check in the mail this morning. We will be mailing your records, and I expect you will receive them next by next week at the latest.

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

I know when we last spoke you were in the process of getting a check cut. The police department doesn't have a record of receiving that check. Do you know when it was sent and the address it was sent to?

Tiffany

>

---

On Dec. 31, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Some of the records which you requested were sent to the Attorney General's office for a ruling or withheld under a previous determination related to those particular records. With regard to the records which are available at this time, it appears that our records department attempted to email you through our FOIA system on November 20, 2013 to let you know the records were available upon payment of $40. Unfortunately, it appears that there may have been a typo in your email address which prevented you from receiving the message. I apologize for any inconvenience. I've copied that message below. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Sincerely,
Tiffany Bull
Police Legal Advisor
Phone: (817)459-6878
Fax: (817)459-5353

======

On 11/20/2013 10:29:28 AM, Rena Joyner wrote:
11/20/2013

Shawn Musgrave
Dept MR 7969
Boston, MA 02205-5819

RE: Public Records Request: Drone Police Documents

Dear Shawn Musgrave,

Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 10/15/2013, has been referred to me for response.

Itemized charges:

The charge for standard paper copies reproduced by means of an office machine copier or a computer printer is $.10 per page or part of a page. Each side that has recorded information is considered a page.: $40.00

Please remit your check or money order for $40.00, made payable to:

City of Arlington
Police
101 West Abram street
Arlington, Texas 76010
ATTN : Wayne* Tobin*

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Ms. Bull,

This request has been in process for a few weeks. Can you provide an update?

Best,
Shawn

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

Please note that I have transferred offices and am no longer the Assistant Police Legal Advisor. Should you need any further assistance with this matter, please contact Tiffany Bull, Police Legal Advisor. I have copied her on this email. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter.

Respectfully,
Steven E. Meyer
Assistant City Attorney
Arlington City Attorney's Office
817-459-6878, phone
817-459-6897, fax
steven.meyer@arlingtontx.gov
This e-mail may contain confidential and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient.  Any review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.  If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply email and delete all copies of this message.

---

On Dec. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Dec. 1, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 16, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 12, 2013:

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

---

On Nov. 1, 2013:

Mr. Musgrave,

The City is in receipt of your open records request. Please note that your request is still being processed. Once the releasable records are available, our Records Department will contact you to coordinate their release. Thank you for your time and attention related to this matter. Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Respectfully,

---

On Oct. 30, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

---

On Oct. 15, 2013:

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 7969
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.

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