Essex County, MA ALPR

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Essex County Sheriff of Essex County, MA.
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by Essex County Sheriff, 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 with other government agencies.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. 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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Moe Pratt

Mr. Musgrave,

We do not use ths technology at this time.

Thank you.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Mr. Pratt,

Thank you for getting back to me. Please clarify whether Essex County Sheriff has ever used ALPR. If so, please confirm whether there are any documents responsive to the previous request.

Shawn Musgrave

From: Moe Pratt

Mr. Musgrave,

We used this technology on a limited trial basis. We have not used it in approximately two years, and have no documents.

Thank you.


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