Shotspotter Data (Bakersfield Police Department)

Michael Topper filed this request with the Bakersfield Police Department of Bakersfield, CA.
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Multi Request Shotspotter Data
Due May 15, 2022
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Michael Topper

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) A list, database, or comparable record of every alert that has been generated by the department's Shotspotter technology since time of implementation through December 31st, 2020 or the date at which Shotspotter was deactivated-whichever date comes first. For instance, if Shotspotter was implemented in the city on January 1, 2008, I would like all Shotspotter data from this date to December 31st, 2020. The list/database should include, where possible, the date, time, location (address or latitude+longitude coordinates), single or multiple shot distinction, whether the shots were confirmed, police district located, and associated case number for each alert.
2) Any document that provides information on the procedure for how the police department should respond to Shotspotter alerts. In particular, I am looking for a document that describes how the police will react to a Shotspotter alert. For instance, if an alert is created, are police dispatched?
3) Shotspotter rollout dates. If the police department rolled out the Shotspotter data by police district, please include the implementation dates attached to each police district.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Michael Topper

From: Bakersfield Police Department

Thank you for submitting a request for records.

Your request security key is 430950
Your request reference number is PRR-7299-2022

Please have this security key and reference number available when communicating with our staff regarding your request.

If you have any questions regarding your City Public Records Request I can be reached at (661) 326-3767.
Questions regarding your Police Department Public Records Request please contact Bakersfield Police Department at 661-326-3854.


Julie Drimakis, MMC
City Clerk
City of Bakersfield

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From: Bakersfield Police Department

Dear Michael Topper,

This letter is in response to your Public Records Act Request Number PRR-7299-2022 submitted on 5/9/2022 at 8:51:46 pm.

State law requires we respond within 10 days as to whether we have responsive documents, not necessarily produce the documents in 10 days. We have responsive documents to your request; however, we need time to gather and review the documents. We will contact you as soon as the documents are available.


Records Division
Bakersfield Police Department
1601 Truxtun Avenue


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