ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING

Sandy Marz filed this request with the Chico Police Department of Chico, CA.
Due April 27, 2020
Est. Completion Dec. 9, 2019
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Sandy Marz


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, 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.

I further request the following records:

5) The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016;
6) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016;
9) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017;
10) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.

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.

For a list of other agencies that have provided records of these nature, please visit: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

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,

Sandy Marz

From: Chico Police Department

Sandy (Muck Rock News):

The City requests a 14-day extension for the California Public Records Act request below to search for and extract a voluminous amount of data.
While you have provided instructions on how to extract data from the LEARN System, it is my understanding that this is not the system that the City employs. The City contracts with Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC) for shared off-site storage and collection of data.
The City will have to work with NCRIC to generate any reports requested. Muck Rock News will incur any costs associated with the generation of such reports.

A response as to the availability of records will be provided on or before December 9, 2019.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,

Dani M. Rogers
Deputy City Clerk
City of Chico
530.896.7253
Please note my office hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 - 5:30, Friday 8:00 - Noon

From: Sandy Marz

Thank you for your response. I'm not interested in the information requested if there is a cost.
Sandy Marz

From: Chico Police Department

On 12/9/19, you replied that you did not want the information if there was a cost to obtaining it. There is a cost to obtaining the information. If you would like to know that cost, staff will calculate that for you.

Please advise.
Regards,

Dani M. Rogers
Deputy City Clerk
City of Chico

From: Sandy Marz

Thank you for your offer of letting me know the cost to provide the requested information. I would like to know the cost in advance of the staff fulfilling my request so I can make a decision whether to have the staff go ahead with the work of fulfilling my request.
Sandy Marz

From: Chico Police Department

Good morning, Sandy:

I’ve been advised by our legal department that the City is not in possession of documents responsive to your request. You may request the data from the third party, NCRIC where it is stored and maintained.
Regards,

Dani M. Rogers
Deputy City Clerk
City of Chico

From: Sandy Marz

How do I follow up with NCRIC and let them know that your department referred me to them to respond to a public records request? I don't know what NCRIC stands for, their email address for this type of request or to whom I should address the request.
Thanks for your assistance.

From: Chico Police Department

NCRIC is Northern California Regional Intelligence Center. Here is their contact information.

Executive Director Mike Sena
450 Golden Gate Avenue, 14th Floor (Physical Address)
P.O. Box 36102 (Mailing Address)
San Francisco, CA, 94102
866-367-8847 for the Duty Officer
415-436-8121 for Executive Assistant Nanci Garcia
415-436-7484 FAX
dutyofficer@ncric.ca.gov<mailto:dutyofficer@ncric.ca.gov>

From: Sandy Marz

Thank you for the information. I will follow up with NCRIC.
Sandy Marz

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