License Plate Recognition Data (Hermosa Beach Police Department)

Madeleine Chinery filed this request with the Hermosa Beach Police Department of Hermosa Beach, CA.
Tracking #

20-00023

Multi Request License Plate Recognition Data
Status
Completed

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From: Madeleine Chinery


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.

I am part of a team of students and journalists compiling data on ALPR use from agencies around the country. This information will be useful to academics, journalists, members of the public, and other law enforcement agencies. So far, hundreds of agencies across the United States have already provided this data. You can see many of the previous results 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.

Sincerely,

Madeleine Chinery

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Hello Ms. Chinery,
Can you please fill out our Public Requests Act Request Form to accompany all requests being made to the City Of Hermosa Beach. I have attached it here. Once this is completed and sent back to recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov> ,we will proceed with processing your request.

Thank you very much,
Records Request
Tanesha Hudson
Senior Office Assistant
Office of the City Clerk, City of Hermosa Beach,
1315 Valley Dr. Hermosa, CA 90254
Ph:310.750-3545 ext. 545
recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov>

From: Madeleine Chinery

Thank you for the response.

Under the California Public Records Act, an agency must accept public records requests in writing or orally. The law does not require a requester to fill out a form or provide additional personal information about themselves.

Please process my request as filed. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days from February 12.

I reiterate that I would like to be informed of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request.

Thank you for your time,

Madeleine Chinery

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Ms. Chinery,
We have received two requests from you on February 12, 2020 with identifying numbers (87875-88082727) and (87858-51660268) that seem identical. Can you please confirm if there is one request or two separate requests needed?

Thank you,
Records Request
Tanesha Hudson
Senior Office Assistant
Office of the City Clerk, City of Hermosa Beach,
1315 Valley Dr. Hermosa, CA 90254
Ph:310.750-3545 ext. 545
recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov>

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Ms. Chinery,
We have received two requests from you on February 12, 2020 with identifying numbers (87875-88082727) and (87858-51660268) that seem identical. Can you please confirm if there is one request or two separate requests needed?

Thank you,
Records Request
Tanesha Hudson
Senior Office Assistant
Office of the City Clerk, City of Hermosa Beach,
1315 Valley Dr. Hermosa, CA 90254
Ph:310.750-3545 ext. 545
recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov>

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Hello Ms. Chinery,
Please see the letter of receipt for Public Records Request No. PRR-20-00023.

Thank you,
Records Request
Tanesha Hudson
Senior Office Assistant
Office of the City Clerk, City of Hermosa Beach,
1315 Valley Dr. Hermosa, CA 90254
Ph:310.750-3545 ext. 545
recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov>

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Hello Ms. Chinery,
Please see the letter of receipt for Public Records Request No. PRR-20-00023.

Thank you,
Records Request
Tanesha Hudson
Senior Office Assistant
Office of the City Clerk, City of Hermosa Beach,
1315 Valley Dr. Hermosa, CA 90254
Ph:310.750-3545 ext. 545
recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov<mailto:recordsrequest@hermosabeach.gov>

  • PRR-20-00023-Muck Rock School-87858-88082727-02-12-2020

  • PRR-20-00023-Muck Rock School-87858-88082727-02-12-2020-Letter of Receipt

From: Hermosa Beach Police Department

Dear Ms. Chinery,

The City of Hermosa Beach is in receipt of your Public Records Act request received on February 12, 2020. Attached are the responsive records for your request.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Sincerely,

PSO Supervisor Starla Smith

Court Liaison and Property & Evidence
Hermosa Beach Police Dept.
540 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tel: 310-318-0344
Fax: 310-798-8926
ssmith@hermosabeach.gov

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