2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) (Atlanta Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Atlanta Police Department of Atlanta, GA.
Multi Request 2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR)
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From: Dave Maass


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)

5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.

Approximately two years ago your agency provided the equivalent information in response to a records request. You can view your agency’s previous release here:
https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.
The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Atlanta Police Department

Dave,

We have your request and will advise shortly.

Officer Steve Avery
Public Affairs Unit
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: 404-546-6963<tel:404-546-6963> |cell: 404-971-4152<tel:404-971-4152>
smavery@atlantaga.gov<mailto:smavery@atlantaga.gov>

From: Atlanta Police Department

Good Afternoon, Dave,

We were able to complete Part A of your request, (2019 LPR stats) but I wanted to notify you in advance that we could not compile LPR data from 2018. (Part B.) This is because the LPR data is only stored on our servers for one year. I will send you the LPR data from 2019 shortly.

Thank You.

Officer Anthony W. Grant
Public Affairs | Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: office: 404-546-7237 City cell: 404-308-2133
awgrant@atlantaga.gov

From: Atlanta Police Department

Dave,

Per your request, see below:

The VIC receives LPR data from:

* Sandy Springs Police Department
* Georgia Tech Police Department
* Flock Public Safety
* The Met (675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW)

The VIC shares LPR data with:

* Federal Bureau of Investigations
* Georgia Tech Police Department (sworn only)

We receive automated Hotlist information from:

* Georgia Bureau of Investigations (NCIC)
* When we receive BOLOs and information from neighboring agencies such as Cobb County Police, they will be manually entered into custom hotlists corresponding to those agencies, but we never import them automatically.

We share Hotlist information with:

* Federal Bureau of Investigations

LPR stats 2019:

LPR Reads: 405,815,610

LPR Hits: 5,902,428

LPR stats 2018:
No data to release. LPR data is stored on internal servers for one year maximum.

Officer Anthony W. Grant
Public Affairs | Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St. SW | Atlanta, GA 30303
Contact: office: 404-546-7237 City cell: 404-308-2133
awgrant@atlantaga.gov

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