|Submitted||May 10, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:
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;
This information is easily available within the Agency’s 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:
An example of this record may be found at this link:
A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:
Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department ,Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.
We further request the following records
The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016.
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017.
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016.
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017.
This information is easily available within the Agency’s 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.
An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html
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:
The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:
Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.
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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.
I have received your request. I do not recognize anything you are asking for, however, if you are requesting data from a tag reader this agency does not possess, own or utilize such.
Chief of Police
Bartow Police Department
We're specifically talking about automated license plate readers. Records obtained from other agencies indicates that your agency has a Vigilant Solutions LEARN account that allows staff to access other agencies' data.
Dear MuckRock News –
Police Chief Hall and I have discussed your original records request and your follow up request. The City/Police Department does not employ any Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR’s) in its operations.
In further follow up, we are not aware of any records related to a LEARN account either. To my knowledge, we do not have any such account.
So, in response to your original request, I do not believe that the City/Police Department is in possession of any responsive records.
I am curious to learn what your other records responses might have shown that prompted your request to us. If other agencies have information indicating that we have a LEARN account or something of the sort, I’d be curious to see that.
We also have had situations in the past where our City/Agency has been confused with the City of Bartow, Georgia, so perhaps there’s a mistaken location involved here?
At any rate, we’re happy to help and provide any responsive records that we might have. But in this case, I don’t believe that we have any.
Thank you, and please feel free to follow up with any other requests or information you can share.
Sean R. Parker, City Attonrey
City of Bartow, Florida
Boswell & Dunlap LLP
245 South Central Avenue
Post Office Drawer 30
Bartow, Florida 33831
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