2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information (Boston Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Boston Police Department of Boston, MA.
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, 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:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

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:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

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.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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,

Dave Maass

From: Boston Police Department

21 February 2018

*via email*
*requests@muckrock.com*

Re: February 13 2018 Public Records Request #B000129-022118

Dear Dave Maass,

The Boston Police Department (BPD) received your February 13 2018 request
for public records. This letter shall act as the response to your request
for public records. A response to a public records request must be
provided within ten (10) business days from the business day a written
request was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10 (a); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(b). It is
expected that all public records responsive to a request will be provided
within twenty-five business days from the business day a written request
was received. G. L. c. 66, § 10(b)(vi); 950 CMR 32.06(2)(i). This
response applies only to records that exist and are in the custody of the
BPD. *See* *A Guide to the Massachusetts Public Records Law*, p. 32,
n.115. It is expected that a custodian of records must use her superior
knowledge of her records with respect to responses to public records
requests. 950 CMR 32.04(5).

Specifically, you requested:

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:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

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.

There are 0 documents responsive to your request. The Boston Police
Department does not share or receive ALPR data. The Boston Police
Department is not in use of 'hot lists', internally or externally.

Under Massachusetts law you may appeal this response to the Supervisor of
Records in the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. G. L. c. 66, §
10A; 950 CMR 32.08. If you have any questions or concerns, please call
617.343.4520 <(617)%20343-6660>.

Respectfully,

Lieutenant Detective Michael McCarthy

Director, Media Relations

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