|Submitted||Aug. 6, 2012|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:
1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);
2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;
3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:
a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;
b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;
c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;
d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.
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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
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The email you sent to the Dallas Police Department - Open Records Team has been received.
Only one request by email, fax, in person or US mail should be submitted.
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To maintain confidentiality, records are only released in person from the Dallas Police Department Headquarters or through US mail delivery to your home or office.
The address to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters is 1400 South Lamar Street - Open Records Unit - 1st Floor, Dallas, Texas 75215.
When the records you requested are ready, you will receive notification by phone or US mail. At that time you will be informed of the cost and given the option of picking up your records in person or having them mailed to you.
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The Dallas Police Department - Open Records Team welcomes inquiries after 30 business days, if you have not been contacted regarding the information you requested.
After 30 business days, please call to confirm the records you requested are ready to be picked up.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 6, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.