Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies (Avondale Estates Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Avondale Estates Police Department of Avondale Estates, GA.
Multi Request Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies


From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Materials related to this agency's acquisition of, access to, preservation of, or disclosure of automated license plate readers (ALPR) or ALPR data:

1. Policies related to the adoption of ALPR technology, including those guiding the procurement process or necessary administrative obligations before acquisition.

2. Training policies, requirements, and materials for automatic license plate reader system operators.

3. Databases used to compare data obtained by the automatic license plate reader system.

4. Policies related to the retention and security of captured ALPR data, including those regarding:
- the length of time after capture that data may be preserved
- exceptions to general data preservation policies
- internal data security and access
- data destruction

5. Policies related to the sharing of captured ALPR data by this agency with other agencies, including those directing:
- the manner in which another agency may request data
- the circumstances under which captured data may be shared, and
- the responsibilities of the recipient agency in regards to data retention and use.
- access by this agency to data obtained by automatic license plate reader systems not operated by the law enforcement agency.

Please also provide the number of requests made by outside agencies, if applicable.

6. Policies related to the sale of data or the sharing of data with non-law enforcement actors.
- If applicable, please provide all agreements between this agency and non-law enforcement actors.

7. Policies regarding oversight of automatic license plate reader system use.

8. Audit Reports

9. Policies related to maintenance and calibration.

Please also provide maintenance and calibration schedules and records for the system on file.

10. Any other policies or reports on subjects related to automatic license plate reader system use by the agency.

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.


Dave Maass

From: Avondale Estates Police Department

To whom it may concern,

Pursuant to Georgia O.C.G.A: Article 4 of Chapter 18 of Title 50;

Captured license plate data collected by a law enforcement agency shall not be subject to public disclosure. Furthermore, HB 79(d)(1): Any person who knowingly requests, uses, obtains, or attempts to obtain captured license plate data of a law enforcement agency under false pretenses or for any purpose other than for a law enforcement purpose shall for each offense, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.

This Agency is compliant with all provisions of HB 79.

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Paul L. Conroy
CID, OPSEC & Field Operations Commander
Avondale Estates Police Department
21 N Avondale Plaza
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Desk: 404-294-5400 x 209
Fax: 404-294-4108