Drones: Policies/Procedures and Contracts from 2020-2021 (Detroit Police Department)

Autumn Oaks filed this request with the Detroit Police Department of Detroit, MI.
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Multi Request Drones: Policies/Procedures and Contracts from 2020-2021
Est. Completion April 12, 2022
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From: Autumn Oaks

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Please provide the following materials/information related to this department's usage of drones between 2020-2021:

-Contracts and agreements between third party organizations/companies/and other government agencies.
-Policies/Procedures of usage of drones, training/safety, and collecting of data.

I ask that your office consider waiving any fees associated with this request, as it is being made as part of a student project being conducted in the public interest and as part of a class within the University of Nevada, Reno Reynold’s School of Journalism.

Should any payment be necessary in order to fulfill this request, please provide a detailed estimate of those associated costs in advance of its work to process this request.

If you choose to deny this request, please supply a written explanation for the denial, including a reference to the specific statutory exemption(s) upon which you rely for each redaction and document that will not be disclosed. Please release all segregable portions of otherwise exempt material.

If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than the statutorily-described amount of time for processing records requests, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Autumn Oaks

From: Detroit Police Department

Good afternoon, how are you?

I have attached the extension letter regarding obtaining public records concerning DPD Drones: Policies/Procedures & Contracts.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the department.

Enjoy your day and week. Be safe.


Krystle Shepheard
Legal Secretary
City of Detroit Law Department
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Ave. 5th floor
Suite 500
Detroit, Michigan 48226

From: Detroit Police Department

Please see the attached response to the above-referenced FOIA request

** Attached file(s):
Signed Response A22-04202.pdf
Confidential Attorney Work Product

Amanda Kelly
Assistant Corporation Counsel
City of Detroit-Law Dept.
Freedom of Information Act Section (FOIA) Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 500
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Phone: (313) 237-6673
Email: kellya@detroitmi.gov<mailto:kellya@detroitmi.gov>
Website: http://detroitmi.gov/law

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