Mobile Phone Forensics Tools (Baltimore Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Baltimore Police Department of Baltimore, MD.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

The following request is in regards to mobile phone forensics tools such as devices made by the company Cellebrite, IP Box made by MDSec, Secure View by Susteen Inc., Kessler Innovations products, Binary Intelligence products or analysis programs such as those produced by COMPELSON Labs or the XRY software by MSAB.

-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.
-Records of communication with the domains CellebriteUSA.com, investigation.com, or mdsec.net from either the chief of police or head of procurement.
-guidelines and/or internal policy on the use of mobile phone forensics tools and software
-Any utilization logs for these tools

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: DCU

Mr. Waltman,

You have made a request for public records pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA), which is the General Provisions Article, § 4-101, et seq., of the Annotated Code of Maryland. Attached you will find the records that the Baltimore City Police Department's Fiscal Management Section deemed responsive to your request.

The Baltimore Police Department policies can be found at https://www.baltimorepolice.org/transparency/policies

The Baltimore City Police Department is a separate entity from the Baltimore City Government. Baltimore City Department of Finance/Bureau of Purchases is the custodians for most large contracts. The Public can search for existing contracts and open bids on a number of public sites.

Go to City https://www.baltimorecitibuy.org/bso/ and click on one of the below taps

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Open Bids<https://www.baltimorecitibuy.org/bso/external/publicBids.sdo>
Browse open bid opportunities.

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Active Contracts<https://www.baltimorecitibuy.org/bso/external/publicContracts.sdo>
Browse active Contracts/Blankets.

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Contract & Bid Search<https://www.baltimorecitibuy.org/bso/external/advsearch/advancedSearch.sdo>
Search for Bids and active Contracts/Blankets.

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Registered Vendor Search<https://www.baltimorecitibuy.org/bso/external/registeredVendorSearch.sdo>
Search for registered vendors.

Go to Baltimore City Department of Finance<http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/> http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/bureaus/purchases and click on our existing list of contracts<http://finance.baltimorecity.gov/files/consolidated-contract-list-1-9-17xlsx>

Go to https://data.baltimorecity.gov/Financial/Baltimore-City-Contracts-Bureau-of-Purchases-Depar/e7gh-hui5/data This database covers City or agency-specific needs over a period of time and were coordinated through the Bureau of Purchases in the Department of Finance. All materials, supplies, equipment, and services used by City Agencies with the exception of professional services and public works (i.e., construction) must be obtained through the Bureau of Purchases. Professional services may be procured through the Board of Estimates with the assistance of the Law Department; public works (i.e., construction) may be procured through the Department of Public Works (DPW). Multiple listings in this Bureau of Purchases data reflect estimated breakdown among citywide and individual agency needs. Funds are encumbered against these contracts as goods or services are ordered. The contracts in this list have a starting date of July 1, 2010 or later. This dataset will be updated on a monthly basis.

You can also make a request for records of specific vendors or contracts from the

Department of Finance
454 City Hall
Baltimore, MD 21202

Because neither I nor any employee of Legal Affairs are the Custodian of Records of the records you requested, I have no personal knowledge of the existence of any documents with the exception of those forwarded to Legal Affairs. Please refer to Tracking Number # MPIA 17 228 in any subsequent correspondence in this matter.

I hope this information is useful.

Sincerely,

Wayne Brooks
Assistant to Legal Affairs
Baltimore Police Department
100 N Holiday St., Room 100,
Baltimore, Md. 21202
DCU@baltimorepolice.org<mailto:DCU@baltimorepolice.org>
MPIA request forms
http://law.baltimorecity.gov/office-legal-affairs-baltimore-police-department

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On March 29, 2017:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

The following request is in regards to mobile phone forensics tools such as devices made by the company Cellebrite, IP Box made by MDSec, Secure View by Susteen Inc., Kessler Innovations products, Binary Intelligence products or analysis programs such as those produced by COMPELSON Labs or the XRY software by MSAB.

-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.
-Records of communication with the domains CellebriteUSA.com<http://CellebriteUSA.com>, investigation.com<http://investigation.com>, or mdsec.net<http://mdsec.net> from either the chief of police or head of procurement.
-guidelines and/or internal policy on the use of mobile phone forensics tools and software
-Any utilization logs for these tools

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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

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