Drone Documents (Gwinnett County Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Gwinnett County Police Department of Gwinnett County, GA.
Est. Completion Jan. 13, 2017
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Georgia Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From:

Hello,

I have received your Open Records Request and will began gathering the information.

Corporal Deon Washington #975
Gwinnett County Police Department
Public Information Officer
Media Line – 770-513-5209
pdpio@gwinnettcounty.com<mailto:pdpio@gwinnettcounty.com>
Twitter: @GwinnettPd

From:

Good morning.

Your open records request has been received. I anticipate having this completed on or by Friday January 13, 2017.

Thank you.

Cheryl Jackson | Administrative Support Associate II | Open Records | Gwinnett County Police Department
770 Hi Hope Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043 | (770) 513-5235 | policeopenrecords@gwinnettcounty.com
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From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Jackson,

Thank you for the note! I hope the year has started well for you!

Best,
Beryl

From:

Hello,

Attached is an invoice for the open records request regarding drone documents. The request has been filled. However, the invoice must be paid in full before the documents are released in the form of a drop box link. Please let me know what your timeline is for payment. Thank you.

Corporal Deon Washington #975
Gwinnett County Police Department
Public Information Officer
Media Line – 770-513-5209
pdpio@gwinnettcounty.com<mailto:pdpio@gwinnettcounty.com>
Twitter: @GwinnettPd

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