Facial Recognition Systems (Department of Law Enforcement)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Law Enforcement of Florida.
Tracking # 2017-1127
Est. Completion None
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

The total date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click:
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/getattachment/Open-Government/Open-Government/FDLEGuidetoPublicRecords.pdf.aspx

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Waltman:

RE: Public Records Request Confirmation Receipt, FDLE Docket No. PRR 2017-1127.

This email serves to confirm receipt of your public records request. Requests are processed in the order that they are received and generally take 30-60 business days to be fulfilled and/or invoiced. Processing time may be longer due to the nature and extent of the request. You may also receive an invoice for your request depending on the nature and volume of your public records request. A copy of the FDLE Guide to Public Records is attached for your review.

Please feel free to contact us if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained on the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Documents/FDLEGuidetoPublicRecords.aspx.

If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact us at (850) 410-7676 or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>.

Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click:
http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/getattachment/Open-Government/Open-Government/FDLEGuidetoPublicRecords.pdf.aspx

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Curtis Waltman:

RE: Public Records Request, FDLE Docket No. PRR 2017-1127
Facial recognition systems

Your April 10, 2017 public records request PRR 2017-1127 is in the queue to be processed. Requests are processed in the order that they are received. Due to the nature and volume of records requested, your request will require additional processing time.

If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact us at (850) 410-7676.

Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Open-Government.aspx.

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Open-Government.aspx.

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Curtis Waltman:
Your April 10, 2017 public records request PRR 2017-1127 is in the queue to be processed. Requests are processed in the order that they are received. Due to the nature and volume of records requested, your request will require additional processing time.
If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact us at (850) 410-7676.
Sincerely,
Office of General Counsel
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us%3cmailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>>

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Open-Government.aspx.

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Waltman:
Your April 11, 2017 public records request PRR-2017-1127 is in the queue to be processed. Requests are processed in the order that they are received. Due to the nature and volume of records requested, your request will require additional processing time. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions.
Thank your for your inquiry.
Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Open-Government.aspx.

From: Public Records

Thank you for contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Office of General Counsel. This message is being provided as confirmation your message was received. You should receive a response to your inquiry as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us at (850) 410-7676, or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>, if you have additional specific information relating to the records you are requesting, as this may help expedite your request and/or reduce costs that may be associated with the request.

Additional information regarding how to obtain public records including what costs may be applicable is contained from the hyperlink below. We are committed to our fundamental values of Service, Integrity, Respect, and Quality.

For Additional Information click http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cms/Open-Government/Open-Government.aspx.

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Waltman:

RE: Public Records Request, FDLE Docket No. PRR 2017-1127
Invoice, $60.69
“Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.
I would like for this request:
[1.]-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.
[2.]-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology
[3.]-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies
[4.]-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years
The total date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.”

Your above referenced public records request has been completed. Please regard this as an invoice for $60.69 for your public records request based on the above referenced information.

A response to your public records request required 3.25 administrative and supervisory labor hours to complete; the cost of one half of one hour was waived. Costs are assessed pursuant to ss. 119.07(4)(a) and 119.07(4)(d), Florida Statutes.

Actual labor cost—3.25 hours
$20.92 - GOC III salary hour (0.50 hr.) WAIVED
$20.92 - GOC III salary hour (1.00 hr.) $20.92
$27.26 - GA II salary hour (0.25 hr.) $6.82
$22.30 - GA II salary hour (0.25 hr.) $5.58
$35.10 - Chief salary hour (0.25 hr.) $8.78
$18.59 - GOC II salary hour (1.00 hr.) $18.59
Final Invoice Amount Due $60.69

Please remit either a check or money order in the amount of $60.69 with docket number PRR 2017-1127, to:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Office of the General Counsel
Attn: Public Records Request PRR 2017-1127
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489

Your request will be closed in 30 days if we do not receive the balance due. Please be advised that public records are processed in the order in which they are received. Our records indicate that you have several open public records requests with our office which will be worked when this request is finished. However, all money owed for previous requests must be paid in full before new requests will be worked.

If you have any questions concerning your request, please contact us at (850) 410-7676.

Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

Attachment: FDLE Guide to Public Records

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Waltman:

This is a courtesy message concerning your outstanding $60.69 balance for your public records request, FDLE Docket No. PRR-2017-1127. Requests are processed in the order they are received. This request and your subsequent pubic records requests, FDLE Docket Nos. PRR-2017-1477, PRR-2017-1478, and PRR-2017-2040 have all been closed for non-payment of the outstanding $60.69 balance past due. All balances for outstanding public records requests must be paid in full before we will process new records requests.

An agency may refuse to produce additional records if the fees for a previous request for records have not been paid by the requestor. See Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, 995 so. 2d 1027(Fla. 4th DCA 2008) (s. 119.07[4], F.S., "does not require the City to do any more than what it did in this case," i.e., require Lozman to pay the bill for the first group of records he requested before the city would make any further documents available). Cf. AGO 05-28 (custodian authorized to bill the requestor for any shortfall between the deposit and the actual cost of copying the public records when the copies have been made and the requesting party subsequently advises the city that the records are not needed). (http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MNOS-AKBS9L/$file/2017+Sunshine+Law+Manual.pdf)

If you have questions concerning your request, please contact us at (850) 410-7676 or publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:publicrecords@fdle.state.fl.us>.

Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Waltman,

PRR-2017-1487 is being closed, not PRR-2017-1478. Please excuse this mistake.

Sincerely,

Office of General Counsel
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Post Office Box 1489
Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489
(850) 410-7676
PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us<mailto:PublicRecords@fdle.state.fl.us>

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail transmission from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL. It is intended for the sole use of the person (s) or entity named. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, the dissemination, distribution, copying, or other use of this information may constitute a violation of §119, F. S. and is strictly prohibited. If you have received this email in error, please contact the sender immediately.

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