Burlington, MA ALPR

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Burlington Police Department of Burlington, MA.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by Burlington Police Department, including but not limited to documents indicating:

-scope of ALPR deployment;
-purposes for which ALPR technology is employed;
-means of handling and storing ALPR data;
-extent and timeline for ALPR data storage; and
-protocols and extent of ALPR data sharing between BPD and other government agencies.

Please include any relevant documents, including but not limited to memos, reports, emails, meeting minutes and contracts.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Burlington Police Department

From: Shawn Musgrave


MuckRock is in receipt of the responsive documents sent by mail on November 16. Thank you for sending these.

The enclosed contract between BPD and EOPSS seems to be missing pages. Specifically, the page numbers on the "Standard Contract Form" indicates that there are ten total pages, but only odd numbers (1-9) were enclosed. The enclosed documents can be viewed online here for reference: https://www.muckrock.com/foi/burlington-255/burlington-ma-alpr-2123/

Please clarify whether any pages are missing from the enclosed documents, and send along the full contract if that is the case.

Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock News