|Multi Request||2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR)|
|Submitted||Jan. 28, 2020|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.
1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;
Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)
5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.
Approximately two years ago your agency provided the equivalent information in response to a records request. You can view your agency’s previous release here: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr
For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html
For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately. The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html
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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Jan. 28, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Attached is the requested documents for ALPR. Let me know if you need anything further.
Sergeant K. Ferrin #1663
Internal Affairs Unit
Professional Standard Division
Administrative Services Bureau
(714) 741-5923 work
This firm serves as legal counsel for the Garden Grove Police Department ("Department"). We have been asked to respond to your recent request for records made pursuant to the California Public Records Act (the "Act" or "PRA"). This letter shall serve as the Department's notice of determination as to whether your recent request for records seeks copies of non-exempt, non-privileged, disclosable public records in the Department's possession pursuant to the PRA (Government Code §6250 et seq.). Specifically, your request seeks records pertaining to automatic license plate reader data sharing and use by the Department.
The Department has used reasonable efforts to locate responsive, or potentially responsive, documents that are responsive to the various categories identified in your Request. (City of San Jose v. Superior Court (2017) 2 Cal.5th 608, 627 (finding that "the scope of an agency's search for public records 'need only be reasonably calculated to locate responsive documents'"). After that search, the Department has located records which are responsive to your request. The responsive records are attached to this email for your convenience.
Should you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Deputy City Attorney
Jason M. McEwen
Attorney at Law
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