ALPR Usage (Edisto Beach PD)

Chris Meller filed this request with the Town of Edisto Beach of Edisto Beach, SC.


From: Chris Meller

To Whom It May Concern:

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

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

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

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, 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 15 business days, as the statute requires.


Chris Meller

From: Deborah Hargis

Mr. Meller,

Please find attached three pages from our contract as per your FOIA request
of 2/10.

Deborah Hargis

Municipal Clerk

Town of Edisto Beach

2414 Murray Street

Edisto Beach, SC 29438

843-869-2505 Ext. 213

843-869-3855 Fax

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