Drone Documents (Dallas, TX Police Department)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Dallas, TX Police Department of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # 2013-12274
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From: Open Records Team Dallas Police Department

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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.

If you would like for your records to be mailed, you will be asked to send a check or money order to the Dallas Police Department - Open Records Team. Once payment has been received, the records you requested will be mailed out to you.

If you chose to pick up the records you requested, please come to the Dallas Police Department Headquarters during regular business hours.

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.

Thank you,

Open Records Team
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar St. 1st Floor
Dallas, Texas 75215
(214) 671-3369

From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act , I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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 Oct. 15, 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: Dallas, TX City Hall

Mr. Musgrave,

Please be advised that we are still working on your request which is being processed under Reference #: 2013-12274. You will be sent notification upon the completion of our process.

Thank you.

From: Dallas, TX Police Department

An interim response, stating the request has been delayed

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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-12274.

Thank you for your help.

From: GRP, OpenRecordUni

Mr. Musgrave,

We show that your request is now in our City Attorney's Office for the review part of our process. Once their review is complete the file will be returned to our office so that we can prepare the records for release. You will then be sent notification regarding the availability of the records and the cost.

Thank you.

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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-12274.

Thank you for your help.

From: Dallas, TX Police Department

Mr. Musgrave,

We show that your request is in our City Attorney's Office for the review part of our process. We cannot release any records until they complete their review and return the file to our office so that we can prepare the records for release.

You are welcome to follow up with their office by calling (214) 671-3430 and please mention our Reference #: 2013-12274.

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 Oct. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2013-12274.

Thank you for your help.

From: Slade, Glen

January 9, 2014

Muck Rock News

Shawn Musgrave

P.O.Box 55819

Boston, MA 02205-5819

Re: Public Information Request Number 2013-12274

Dear Mr. Musgrave

Your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act has
been processed by the Open Records Tea. The information maintained by
this department has been collected and is ready for release or
inspection. Please send a check or money order in the amount of $2.89,
made payable to the City of Dallas and mail to:

Dallas Police Department

Attn: Open Records Team

1400 S. Lamar St. -1st Floor

Dallas, Texas 75215-1815

Upon receiving payment, the information will be forwarded to you. If
you have any questions please contact the Open Records Team at (214)
671-3374.

Sr.Cpl. Glen Slade

Open Records Team

Dallas Police Dept.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Hello,

I've dropped a check in the mail. Please confirm receipt when it arrives.

Thank you!

From: Dallas, TX Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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