Ring partnership, Denver

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Denver Police Department of Denver, CO .
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From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports state that this police department has partnered with Ring, Amazon’s home security company. (https://blog.ring.com/2019/08/28/working-together-for-safer-neighborhoods-introducing-the-neighbors-active-law-enforcement-map/) These partnerships involve an exchange: Law enforcement gets access to Ring’s “Law Enforcement Neighborhoods Portal.” The Law Enforcement Neighborhood Portal is a way that police can request Ring camera footage from people that use Neighbors, Ring has a "neighborhood watch" app.

Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

1) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department and Ring.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Ring or the Neighbors app, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.

5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.

Please try to include any other miscellaneous documents that facilitate this police department's relationship with Ring that don't neatly fall neatly into the above categories.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. It will be used in the course of reporting for Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology website (www.motherboard.vice.com).

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Caroline Haskins

From: Denver Police Department

Good Morning –
Your request has been received and is in process.

Thank you,
Andrea Webber | Records Administrator
Department of Public Safety| City and County of Denver
p: 720.913.6749 c: 720.793.5700 | Andrea.Webber@denvergov.org<mailto:Andrea.Webber@denvergov.org>
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This e-mail and any attachments thereto are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and any attachments thereto is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify me immediately at 720-913-6749 and permanently delete the original and destroy any copies or printouts. Thank you.

From: Denver Police Department

Good Morning -
Please accept this response on behalf of the Denver Police Department to your records request dated August 30, 2019. We have attached what we have identified as responsive to your request. Regarding your request for “any digital communications.” This request can be very costly given the amount of time it will take to search for, identify, review and redact the responsive emails. We have identified at least 5 individuals within the Denver Police Department that may have emails responsive to this request but we will not know until we begin this process. The cost of $33 per hour, after the initial hour, will be charged for any research, retrieval, review and redaction of records we may identify as responsive to this request. Please advise if you are willing to incur these costs and what budget you have allotted for this project.

Thank you,
Andrea Webber | Records Administrator
Department of Public Safety| City and County of Denver
p: 720.913.6749 c: 720.793.5700 | Andrea.Webber@denvergov.org<mailto:Andrea.Webber@denvergov.org>
[https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/534/images/DenverEmailSignature.jpg]

This e-mail and any attachments thereto are intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail and any attachments thereto is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify me immediately at 720-913-6749 and permanently delete the original and destroy any copies or printouts. Thank you.

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