Electronic Device Policy

Ben Hudson filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
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From: Ben Hudson

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documents relating to any policies, or discussion of policies, on how the Department handles personal electronic devices (cell phones, laptops, tablets, or other such devices). Specifically, any documents, internal memos, or communications (email or otherwise) which relate to Department policy for handling a witness or suspect's device.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Ben Hudson

From: Monjaras, Aurelia

March 23, 2017

MuckRock News
Ben Hudson
DEPT MR 35242
411A Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Information Request Number 2017-04606

Dear Mr. Hudson:

The Open Records Team has received your request for information pursuant to the Public Information Act.

The information you requested will require additional time to retrieve. Factors affecting your request will depend upon the information you are requesting and the divisions, sections or units responsible for retrieving that information. With this in mind, the information you are requesting will be ready for retrieving within 20 business days from the date of this letter and by 10:00 am.

The Open Records Team apologizes for this delay in fulfilling your request. If you need any information, please feel free to contact the Open Records Team by calling 214-671-3148.


Open Records Unit
Office of the Chief of Staff
Dallas Police Department
1400 South Lamar Street
Dallas, Texas 75215

From: Dallas Police Department

An interim response, stating the request is being processed.

From: Dallas Police Department

The request has been rejected by the agency.