Columbia PD ALPR Usage

Chris Meller filed this request with the Columbia Police Department of Columbia, SC.
Tracking # 13-14-419
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From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the South Carolina Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by Columbia 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 CPD 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 I believe this request is in the public interest. 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.

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 15 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Chris Meller

From: Public Relations

Thank you. We are in receipt of your request and will be in contact if we have any further questions and the status of your request. If you have any questions for us, please feel free to email us or call us at 803-545-3020.

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 Dec. 16, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Glover, Jared D

Mr. Meller,

I have tried to email you regarding your FOIA requests. Please contact me as soon as possible at 803-545-3013.
Thanks,
Jared Glover
City of Columbia
Public Relations Department

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