DPD ALPR Usage and Data Storage (2015)

Christopher Thomas filed this request with the Denver Police Department of Denver, CO.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Christopher Schiano

To Whom It May Concern:

Please consider the following a request pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act and the
Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.

If you are not the proper custodian of records for this request, please forward this request on to the proper custodian.

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, I request:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by the Denver 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 DPD and other government agencies.

Please include any relevant documents, including but not limited to memos, reports, emails, meeting minutes and contracts.

If you deny this request for records in whole or in part, I ask that you provide a written statement explaining the reason for the denial that cites the legal authority that is the basis for the denial. If any of the requested records are in active use, in storage or otherwise unavailable at this time, I likewise request that you provide a statement informing me of the reason they are currently unavailable and a date and hour at which time the records will be available for inspection.

I kindly ask that the custodian handle this request as a separate matter from other requests I have made or will make, and that any information about the availability of records or fees to produce records related to this request be conveyed in a manner specific to this request, and not combined with information from other requests I have made.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Christopher Schiano

From: Christopher Schiano

Hello,

I would like to follow up on my open records request, filed on August 19, 2015. The statute does require a response to my request to be given within 3 business days. It is currently August 25, 2015, and I have received no response to my request as of this writing.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response.

sincerely,
Christopher Schiano

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 Aug. 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

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 Aug. 19, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please consider the following a request pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act and the
Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act.

If you are not the proper custodian of records for this request, please forward this request on to the proper custodian.

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act and the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, I request:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by the Denver 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 DPD and other government agencies.

Please include any relevant documents, including but not limited to memos, reports, emails, meeting minutes and contracts.

If you deny this request for records in whole or in part, I ask that you provide a written statement explaining the reason for the denial that cites the legal authority that is the basis for the denial. If any of the requested records are in active use, in storage or otherwise unavailable at this time, I likewise request that you provide a statement informing me of the reason they are currently unavailable and a date and hour at which time the records will be available for inspection.

I kindly ask that the custodian handle this request as a separate matter from other requests I have made or will make, and that any information about the availability of records or fees to produce records related to this request be conveyed in a manner specific to this request, and not combined with information from other requests I have made.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Christopher Schiano

From: Dulacki, Mary J. - MOS

Good Afternoon,

We are researching your request and will respond when we have identified the range of responsive records.

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Mary Dulacki | Records Coordinator
Department of Safety | City and County of Denver

From: Dulacki, Mary J. - MOS

Mr. Schiano-

The attached response to your request was sent to you on March 31st.

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Mary Dulacki | Records Coordinator
Department of Safety | City and County of Denver

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Good Afternoon, Mr. Schiano:

Please accept this response to your request below for information related to ALPR usage by the Denver Police Department. The Denver Police Department currently deploys several ALPRs and the use of that equipment is governed by Section 119.03 of the Operations Manual, available on line via the Denver Police Department homepage. The retention of data from the system is governed by Section 100.080 L. 1. of the General Records Retention Schedule for the City and County of Denver which is pasted below:

1. License Plate Recognition Data
Data and images recorded by means of automated license plate recognition systems (one or more mobile or fixed high-speed cameras combined with computer algorithms to convert images of registration plates into computer-readable data) used to capture license plate numbers for parking enforcement, booting, stolen vehicle identification or other law enforcement purposes.

Retention: 21 days for data and images with a mandatory destruction after 365 days, except
that "hits" are retained for life of related case file

Additional information on the Department’s use of the system may be found on YouTube via the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COBClFEQQJk
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Mary Dulacki | Records Coordinator
Department of Safety | City and County of Denver
720.913.6262 Phone
mary.dulacki@denvergov.org

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