Drone and UAV acquisition, policy, and use (Hennepin County Sheriff)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Hennepin County Sheriff of Hennepin County, MN.
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S021351-081820

Multi Request Drone and UAV acquisition, policy, and use
Est. Completion None
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Partially Completed
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From: Beryl Lipton

All documents created from January 2010 through the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of airborne tools, vehicles, and weapons: 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 records in each of the below document categories. A response to each of the categories and items would be appreciated.

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT
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;

AUTHORIZATION
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;

EQUIPMENT LOGS and ADD-ONS
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;
iii) records and logs related to any attachments or additional equipment used or designed to be used with the drones, including all license plate readers, video cameras, thermal cameras, data storage, Stingrays or cell phone simulators, etc.

POLICIES AND GUIDANCE
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;

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;

USE DOCUMENTS AND DATA
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.

This request is being made by a reporter as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency at the suggestion of a MuckRock reader from your community, part of a project to better understand uses of police force nationwide. This has been of public interest for many years and is of particular interest to the public following the widely-seen death of George Floyd and subsequent First Amendment-protected demonstrations and public discussion. There is no commercial interest in making this request or in receiving responsive records.

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 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Hennepin County Sheriff

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From: Muckrock Staff

All documents created from January 2010 through the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of airborne tools, vehicles, and weapons: 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 records in each of the below document categories. A response to each of the categories and items would be appreciated.

ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT
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;

AUTHORIZATION
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;

EQUIPMENT LOGS and ADD-ONS
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;
iii) records and logs related to any attachments or additional equipment used or designed to be used with the drones, including all license plate readers, video cameras, thermal cameras, data storage, Stingrays or cell phone simulators, etc.

POLICIES AND GUIDANCE
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;

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;

USE DOCUMENTS AND DATA
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.

This request is being made by a reporter as part of a journalistic investigation. It is being submitted to your agency at the suggestion of a MuckRock reader from your community, part of a project to better understand uses of police force nationwide. This has been of public interest for many years and is of particular interest to the public following the widely-seen death of George Floyd and subsequent First Amendment-protected demonstrations and public discussion. There is no commercial interest in making this request or in receiving responsive records.

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 business days.

Sincerely,

Beryl Lipton

From: Hennepin County Sheriff

RE: Your data request reference # S021351-081820
Dear Beryl Lipton: This correspondence is regarding your data request dated 8/18/2020 made pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. We are continuing to process your request. We will contact you as soon as the records become available. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 612-543-3515 or via the Data Request Portal. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HUyS1xuMbDnAxJucs1QHy0ZiLzvjoUQu-2FomticCmo9tKkitf0OxAKuU2E36kEcSZdTogtiyJB1iPm6A-2FvPvxAio-3D8H6X_0aayQ6eKEt8w3kqj5s36R6VpvO5CZ-2B9d2lkwEHcvQjGA1KBhl0OdNDJBfTZayLCNnwuzw0-2FA1Zm9TJMYaqYO1pzVv85-2Fy30UFggwj1bjA-2BX8ImIusgKBEede1Ki7jqWWttPsTXaccKtTTKjGYflMT1apaQMOSNSvh5-2BDNQV5xkXaCeM8r75tHd-2FlE2dp-2FYHG1nZtAwN8rNfrbZBUqcuiIzXCpIX4SU6sBYBsBmyuY2Xguyy7pZLGW0vSsXrJNKr4GtRAkUfL2jtHi5BqHRlZ1HMTkeiOY84NLmHesPNZo9DuojQH-2FrmK8HnAa-2FLex6PFO65EUBkeah8Ll9w906mH39fmlqp15k7A5jZPfWRrSllT4ztXcN1pECuzfSIZI727PVzUl2Comk0YyCLaZyVzFQ-3D-3D)
Sincerely,
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Data Practices Questions? Visit the Data Request Portal. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HUyS1xuMbDnAxJucs1QHy0ZiLzvjoUQu-2FomticCmo9tKkitf0OxAKuU2E36kEcSZdTogtiyJB1iPm6A-2FvPvxAio-3DjLh7_0aayQ6eKEt8w3kqj5s36R6VpvO5CZ-2B9d2lkwEHcvQjGA1KBhl0OdNDJBfTZayLCNnwuzw0-2FA1Zm9TJMYaqYO1pzVv85-2Fy30UFggwj1bjA-2BX8ImIusgKBEede1Ki7jqWWttPsTXaccKtTTKjGYflMT1apaQMOSNSvh5-2BDNQV5xkXaCeM8r75tHd-2FlE2dp-2FYHG1nZtAwN8rNfrbZBUqcuiIzXCpIX4SU6sBYBsBmyuY2Xguyy7pZLGW0vSsXrJNKr4aE9K8BFLMHQ9kJD3qqlICjMosaDnIwV3-2BAt45mQrWKSkozhl6RghsJufTmXgVGqI-2BKmOY-2FVDZdl-2BjugHR0LIxcdMtU1gQNzK7hsizi59x8ENs4rfrO-2FKIrQ-2FZLkOxlyVE92NoYl4AUogqPXACrWc8Q-3D-3D) This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. DO NOT REPLY.

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Dear Beryl Lipton:

Our records indicate your data request, D018759-041520, was completed on 04/16/2020 by Jesse Winsell in Human Services and Public Health.

The response was:

Please note that no responsive data exist. COVID-19 and other infectious disease case data in Minnesota are reported directly to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and do not go through local jurisdictions as they do in some other states. MDH is the official record holders of the information that is requested. If you have questions, contact me at Jesse.Winsell@hennepin.us.

Sincerely,

Lucie Passus
Hennepin County Responsible Authority Designee
612-596-8495 | hcdatarequest@hennepin.us<mailto:hcdatarequest@hennepin.us> | hennepin.us<http://www.hennepin.us/>
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From: Hennepin County Sheriff

RE: Your data request reference # S021351-081820
Dear Beryl Lipton: This correspondence is regarding your data request dated 8/18/2020 made pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. We are continuing to process your request. We will contact you as soon as the records become available. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 612-543-3515 or via the Data Request Portal. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HUyS1xuMbDnAxJucs1QHy0ZiLzvjoUQu-2FomticCmo9tKkitf0OxAKuU2E36kEcSZdTogtiyJB1iPm6A-2FvPvxAio-3D444U_0aayQ6eKEt8w3kqj5s36R6VpvO5CZ-2B9d2lkwEHcvQjGA1KBhl0OdNDJBfTZayLCNnwuzw0-2FA1Zm9TJMYaqYO1sJRtR9uIW01yrXgEsle81V9bScAQjQhtw-2FmXo3OFJNyxtbg8Cd-2BYUhPAuUMLdVBCaOOispasMHtTCSTyYiwe7g2XIMg38imlo2BiQN6VTgoaiOR3KregiBDNeODrxKqzdw3YTBXPHL2MV1y562Ru-2FwL-2Bre-2FHFTKfQ2HxPOcWLcWyA4-2B9xvhZVB2L46mgKqb3MbIb8C79nj2MSJMQ9PN5WqQQJE-2B-2Frt3qedyC8wGsSqaVc-2FQjxi88UmJpRAkU8gAK8H-2Fc8SvgUDFRWWUu9XLdj-2F9-2FTJYGHSS9FT1l0y1soIZpTfxh-2FhmLG3lbtVI9FTpTw-3D-3D)
Sincerely,
Hennepin County Sheriff's Office Data Practices Questions? Visit the Data Request Portal. (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1HUyS1xuMbDnAxJucs1QHy0ZiLzvjoUQu-2FomticCmo9tKkitf0OxAKuU2E36kEcSZdTogtiyJB1iPm6A-2FvPvxAio-3DzpnC_0aayQ6eKEt8w3kqj5s36R6VpvO5CZ-2B9d2lkwEHcvQjGA1KBhl0OdNDJBfTZayLCNnwuzw0-2FA1Zm9TJMYaqYO1sJRtR9uIW01yrXgEsle81V9bScAQjQhtw-2FmXo3OFJNyxtbg8Cd-2BYUhPAuUMLdVBCaOOispasMHtTCSTyYiwe7g2XIMg38imlo2BiQN6VTgoaiOR3KregiBDNeODrxKqzdw3YTBXPHL2MV1y562Ru-2FwL-2Bre-2FHFTKfQ2HxPOcWLcWUdio7jZRm1Q4zNRfbJe0h6ZoEi1RQBm9oeFPbfZ46ohPILoaUwCnZYlFahO6OTiLl5KN2LmyUi6KtQjNzLnAx1UIiTpuUVWjxeGtOx14VKz-2FuZ-2F8Vtbp54W4m7-2B9J2m-2B4IdjrIIAnMDCuNswhIbwuQ-3D-3D) This is an auto-generated email and has originated from an unmonitored email account. DO NOT REPLY.

From: Hennepin County Sheriff

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RE: Your data request reference # S021351-081820
Dear Beryl Lipton: Responsive data to your request is now available by logging in to your account on the Data Request Portal. If you can't see or download the responsive data, your web browser may be configured to block all pop-up windows. Visit how to disable pop-up for information on how to fix the issue.
Please note that MN Statutes 13.03 Subd. 3 allows the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office to charge for copies of responsive data; however, we have elected to waive the costs associated with this request.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is continuing to process your request for data. We will continue to keep you updated.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 612-543-3515 or via the Data Request Portal.

Sincerely,

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Data Practices
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