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

Dave Maass filed this request with the Bell Gardens Police Department of Bell Gardens, CA.
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 California Public 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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Bell Gardens Police Department

Good afternoon,

Please see attachment.

Thank you

From: Bell Gardens Police Department

Good afternoon,

I realized our extension to this request is due on March 29, 2020. Our I.T has been out for the past 2 weeks and I don’t know who has access to this data.
I will do my best to give you an answer by this week. Thank you for your patience.
Best regards,
Nancy

From: Bell Gardens Police Department

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data; Bell Gardens does not share any data
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data; Bell Gardens does not receive any data from other organizations or agencies
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information; Bell Gardens does not share the hot list to any agency or organization
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information; The Bell Gardens Police Department receives the “hot list” from the California Department of Justice

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; 4,730,276
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018; 906
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019; 4,746,656
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019. 839
The Bell Gardens Police Department has fully responded to your request and no further response is forthcoming. If you have any questions regarding this letter, you may contact me at 562-806-7668.

Thank you,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D60800.A35DE430]Nancy Hernandez
Bell Gardens Police Department
Records /Property & Evidence Supervisor
Bell Gardens Police Dept.| 7100 Garfield Avenue | Bell Gardens, CA 90201 |(562)8067668 office |(562)928-5321 fax |
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From: Bell Gardens Police Department

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data; Bell Gardens does not share any data
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data; Bell Gardens does not receive any data from other organizations or agencies
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information; Bell Gardens does not share the hot list to any agency or organization
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information; The Bell Gardens Police Department receives the “hot list” from the California Department of Justice

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; 4,730,276
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018; 906
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019; 4,746,656
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019. 839
The Bell Gardens Police Department has fully responded to your request and no further response is forthcoming. If you have any questions regarding this letter, you may contact me at 562-806-7668.

Thank you,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D60800.A35DE430]Nancy Hernandez
Bell Gardens Police Department
Records /Property & Evidence Supervisor
Bell Gardens Police Dept.| 7100 Garfield Avenue | Bell Gardens, CA 90201 |(562)8067668 office |(562)928-5321 fax |
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From: Bell Gardens Police Department

Good morning John,

The following is our response to the Public Records Act request dated November 1, 2021.

In regards to the purchase records, invoices, procurement documents and other documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds for the acquisition by your agency since July 1, 2015 of any of the following:
* Firearms of .50 caliber or greater - The Bell Gardens Police Department has not purchased any Firearms of .50 caliber or greater between 2015-2021
* Patrol rifles (as commonly denominated for law enforcement use) or assault rifles (as defined in Sections 30510 and 30515 of the California Penal Code)-
The Bell Gardens Police Department has not purchased any Patrol rifles from 2015-2021.
* Wheeled vehicles that are built or modified to provide ballistic protection to their occupants, such as Bearcats or armored personnel carriers.
The Bell Gardens Police Department has not purchased any wheeled vehicles that are built or modified to provide ballistic or bearcats or armored personnel carriers from 2015-2021
* Projectile launch platforms, such as 40mm projectile launchers, "bean bag" or specialty impact munition ("SIM") weapons, and "riot guns" used to disperse chemical agents -See attached invoices
* Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) The Bell Gardens Police Department has not purchased any Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) from 2015-2021.

Purchase records, invoices, procurement documents and other documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds for the acquisition by your agency since July 1, 2018 of explosives and pyrotechnics, such as "flash bang" grenades and explosive breaching tools, and chemical weapons such as "teargas" and "pepper balls". - See attached invoices.

Records of deployment by your agency since January 1, 2020 of projectile launch platforms, such as 40mm projectile launchers, "bean bag" or specialty impact munition ("SIM") weapons, and "riot guns" used to disperse chemical agents; explosives and pyrotechnics, such as "flashbang" grenades and explosive breaching tools; and chemical weapons such as "teargas" and "pepper balls".

In the time frame requested the Bell Gardens Police Department has a total of five deployments:

01-01-2020 40MM Deployed
02-06-2020 Officer Involved Shooting
03-09-2020 Officer Involved Shooting
06-15-2020 40MM Deployed
08-18-2021 40 MM Deployed

The Bell Gardens Police Department has fully responded to your request and no further response is forthcoming. Should you have any questions about the contents of this email, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Respectfully submitted,

[cid:image002.jpg@01D7F0E0.4AA6E0B0]Nancy Hernandez
Bell Gardens Police Department
Records /Property & Evidence Supervisor
Bell Gardens Police Dept.| 7100 Garfield Avenue | Bell Gardens, CA 90201 |(562)8067668 office |(562)928-5321 fax |
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November 1, 2021
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1. Purchase records, invoices, procurement documents and other documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds for the acquisition by your agency since July 1, 2015 of any of the following:
* Firearms of .50 caliber or greater
* Patrol rifles (as commonly denominated for law enforcement use) or assault rifles (as defined in Sections 30510 and 30515 of the California Penal Code)
* Wheeled vehicles that are built or modified to provide ballistic protection to their occupants, such as Bearcats or armored personnel carriers.
* Projectile launch platforms, such as 40mm projectile launchers, "bean bag" or specialty impact munition ("SIM") weapons, and "riot guns" used to disperse chemical agents
* Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD)
2. Purchase records, invoices, procurement documents and other documents sufficient to show any and all disbursement of public funds for the acquisition by your agency since July 1, 2018 of explosives and pyrotechnics, such as "flash bang" grenades and explosive breaching tools, and chemical weapons such as "teargas" and "pepper balls".
3. Records of deployment by your agency since January 1, 2020 of projectile launch platforms, such as 40mm projectile launchers, "bean bag" or specialty impact munition ("SIM") weapons, and "riot guns" used to disperse chemical agents; explosives and pyrotechnics, such as "flashbang" grenades and explosive breaching tools; and chemical weapons such as "teargas" and "pepper balls".
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.
If you would like to discuss this request, please feel free to reach out to me, John Lindsay-Poland, American Friends Service Committee, at 510-282-8983.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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.
Sincerely,
John Lindsay-Poland
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