Information on use of cell site simulators

Brian Waters filed this request with the Burlington Police Department of Burlington, VT.
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From: Brian Waters

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Vermont public records law (1 V.S.A. ยงยง 315-320), I hereby request the following records:

Information regarding BPD's use of cell site simulators, including:
- Invoices, contracts, or agreements (including nondisclosure agreements) with vendors or other law enforcement agencies
- Policies or procedures regarding the use of said equipment
- Technical documentation and/or training materials
Cell site simulators may also be known as IMSI catchers, or by brand names such as Stingray or DRT Box.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Brian Waters

From: Burlington Police Department

A no responsive documents response.

From: Wright, Jannine M.

Brian Waters,

My apologies if there has been a delay in getting you the information you requested. I have never seen an email address such as this and felt it would be better to send the response to the address rather than email. Please see the response that will be coming through the mail to you, which should have reached you by now, attached to this email.


Deputy Chief Jannine Wright
Administrative Services Bureau
Burlington Police Department
1 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Please note that this communication and any response to it will be maintained as a public record and may be subject to disclosure under the Vermont Public Records Act.

From: Brian Waters


I apologize for the superfluous messages. We did indeed get your response. This is my first time filing a request via MuckRock as well; thank you for working through it.

Brian Waters
Burlington, VT