Facial Recognition Systems (Dallas Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Dallas Police Department of Dallas, TX.
Tracking # C005329-071417
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Johnson, Gracie

RE: Public Information Request Number 2017-05379

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

From: Johnson, Gracie

Good morning,

I am no longer assigned to the Open Record Unit. Please contact the Open Record Unit at 214-671-3148 or openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us<mailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us> for status checks.

From: Johnson, Gracie

I am no longer assigned to the Open Record Unit. Please contact the Open Record Unit at 214-671-3148 or openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us<mailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us<mailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us%3cmailto:openrecordunit@dpd.ci.dallas.tx.us>> for status checks.

From: City of Dallas Open Records Center

ear Curtis Waltman:
Thank you for your interest in public records of the City of Dallas. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 7/14/2017 and given the  reference number: C005329-071417 for tracking purposes.
Records Requested: Information on facial recognition software Your request will be sent to the relevant City department(s) to locate the information and determine any costs that may be due. You will receive an email when your request has been completed. If your request is received on the weekend or after business hours, it will be processed the next business day.

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Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: "City of Dallas Open Records Center"[dallastx@mycusthelp.net]October 19, 2017Dallas Police DepartmentDallas Police Open Records1400 S. Lamar StreetDallas, TX. 75215This is a follow up to request number C005329-071417:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #C005329-071417.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.------Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 35609-63564808@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/dallas-police-department-4330/facial-recognition-systems-dallas-police-department-35609/?uuid-login=e9c9d822-709a-4e29-ae97-5f6f94ebaa62&email=dallastx%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRockDEPT MR 35609411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.------

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