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Freddy Martinez filed this request with the Houston Police Department of Houston, TX.

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From: Freddy Martinez

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Documents sufficient to show any purchases of the software licenses from the following companies:

DataWorks, NEC, Cognitec, IDEMIA, Gemalto, Rank One Computing, FaceFirst, Clearview AI or Rocky Mountain Data Analytics.

Any communication about the purchase of these licenses.

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 business days, as the statute requires.


Freddy Martinez

From: Houston Police Department

This automatic response is your confirmation that the email you sent was received. Thank you for contacting us.

Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (excluding holidays).

Please be aware that it will take us approximately 10 business days to respond to you regarding your request. Please submit your request only once by email, fax, US mail or in person.

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Here are some frequently asked questions and answers:

1. How will I be charged? How can I pay for the information?

Answer: If the total amount of your responsive material is less than $5 (five dollars), we will send the information to you by US Mail along with an invoice for the cost. If the total is greater than $5 (five dollars), we will send you an invoice for the material. Once you've paid the invoice, we will send you the responsive documents. If the total will be over $40 (forty dollars), we will send you a cost estimate for your approval before we proceed with the work. If the total will be over $100 (one hundred dollars), we will send you a cost estimate and require a deposit before we proceed with the work. When you are invoiced, please submit payment by check or money order only according to the instructions given in your invoice.

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Thank you,

Houston Police Department
Office of Planning & Data Governance / Open Records Unit
1200 Travis, 21st floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 308-3200 (ask for the Open Records Unit)


Dear Freddy Martinez:
Thank you for your interest in public records of Houston Police Department. Your request has been received and is being processed in accordance with Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act. Your request was received in this office on 8/25/2020 and given the reference number P000072-082620 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: requesting documents sufficient to show any purchases of the software licenses from the following companies:
DataWorks, NEC, Cognitec, IDEMIA, Gemalto, Rank One Computing, FaceFirst, Clearview AI or Rocky Mountain Data Analytics. Any communication about the purchase of these licenses.
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant Houston Police Department department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Chapter 552 of Texas Government Code, the Public Information Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you'll receive an email when your request has been completed. Again, thank you for using the Houston Public Information Request Center.
Houston Police Department
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From: Houston Police Department

Good afternoon.

Please clarify whether you want active software licenses or inactive or all. Do you have a date range you wish us to search?

Please note that Section 552.222(d) of the Texas Government Code authorizes the City to consider your public information request withdrawn as a matter of law if you do not respond in writing to this request for clarification within 61 days from the date of this correspondence.

Thank you,
Open Records Unit - kc


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