Mobile Biometric Technologies (Celina Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Celina Police Department of Celina, OH.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Ohio Open Records Law, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: Vicki Faulkner

To Whom It May Concern,

Our police chief just forwarded an open records request to me from this address dated August 12th. It states "Pursuant to Ohio Open Records Law" and we were wondering if perhaps this request is for Celina, Ohio and not Celina, Texas. It is not uncommon for us to be contacted by those wanting to contact Celina, Ohio.

Vicki Faulkner, TRMC
City Secretary
City of Celina
(972)-382-2682
(972)-382-3736 (fax)
vfaulkner@celina-tx.gov
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From: Vicki Faulkner

To Whom It May Concern,

Our police chief just forwarded an open records request to me from this address dated August 12th. It states "Pursuant to Ohio Open Records Law" and we were wondering if perhaps this request is for Celina, Ohio and not Celina, Texas. It is not uncommon for us to be contacted by those wanting to contact Celina, Ohio.

Vicki Faulkner, TRMC
City Secretary
City of Celina
(972)-382-2682
(972)-382-3736 (fax)
vfaulkner@celina-tx.gov
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From: Tony Griggs

Subject: Freedom of Information Request: Mobile Biometric Technologies (Celina Police Department), "Pursuant to Ohio Open Records Law, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies."

In reference to your open records request, please note that this request was sent to the Celina, Texas Police Department. I'm not sure, but it appears you intended this for the Celina, Ohio Police Department. In any case, the Celina, Texas Police department does not have any biometric technology data or records on file.

[cid:image002.jpg@01D0DE8B.7BC9D670]Tony Griggs
Lieutenant

Celina Police Department
501 E Pecan St. Celina, TX 75009
Office: 972.382.2121
FAX: 972.382.3879
www.celina-tx.gov<http://www.celina-tx.gov>
tgriggs@celina-tx.gov<mailto:tgriggs@celina-tx.gov>

From: MuckRock

Hello,

Please excuse the confusion.

Thank you for your help!

From: MuckRock

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Ohio Open Records Law, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

From: Celina Police Department

A no responsive documents response.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 12, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Vicki Faulkner

Mr. Morisy,

I believe Lieutenant Griggs did respond to this request. The City of Celina, TEXAS, does not have any Mobile Biometric Technologies. Please note that you are addressing this to Celina, OHIO, but are sending it to Celina, TEXAS.

Vicki Faulkner, TRMC
City Secretary
City of Celina
(972)-382-2682
(972)-382-3736 (fax)
vfaulkner@celina-tx.gov
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