FBI AND LOCAL AIR PATROL SURVEILLANCE

Liz Howard filed this request with the Howard County Police Department of Howard County, MD.
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From: Liz Howard

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Maryland's Public Information Act ("PIA"), I hereby request the following records:

Air patrol "surveillance" aircraft program targeting activities within Howard County, Maryland that includes crime prevention and threat analysis assessment.

Provide any and all agreements and collaborative efforts with federal, state, private and commercial contractors within Howard County and all other coordinating jurisdictions within the state of Maryland.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.

PLEASE PROVIDE NAMES OF PERSONS AND METHODS YOU USED TO CONDUCT SEARCH.

IF DOCUMENTS ARE DENIED OR NOT PROVIDED, PLEASE PROVIDE APPLICABLE APPEALS PROCESS.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Marilyn E. Howard

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 11, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Upchurch, Jeanne

Ms. Howard,
Your PIA request below has been received by my officer for the first time today 02/01/2016. I am not sure where your request were sent prior, however your request was placed in process this morning.

Thank you,
Howard County Department of Police
Records Section

From: Upchurch, Jeanne

Mr. Howard in response to your request below, the Commander of the HCPD Aviation Section has requested clarification on the second part of your request. Please see below.
Air patrol "surveillance" aircraft program targeting activities within Howard County, Maryland that includes crime prevention and threat analysis assessment. The Howard County Police Department does not have a “surveillance” aircraft program that targets activities in Howard County. The helicopter utilized by the Howard County Department of Police is used to supplement patrol function.
Provide any and all agreements and collaborative efforts with federal, state, private and commercial contractors within Howard County and all other coordinating jurisdictions within the state of Maryland. Please provide clarification; Are you seeking agreements only to do with the helicopter utilization?, or are you requesting all agreements HCPD has entered into with federal, state, private and commercial contractors?

Thank you,
Jeanne Upchurch
Howard County Department of Police
Records Section Manager
410-313-2280
Jupchurch@howardcountymd.gov<mailto:Jupchurch@howardcountymd.gov>

From: Liz Howard

February 23, 2016

Ms. Jeanne Upchurch
Howard County Department of Police
Manager, Records Section

I am following up regarding Muckrock PIA requests for surveillance activity's throughout Howard County.

The MPIA requests also
seeks all agreements that pertain to helicopter utilization data from (2010 to 2016) throughout Howard County in collaboration with border jurisdictions, i.e. Anne Arundel county, Baltimore County and Prince Georges County.

Provide all agreements HCPD has entered into with federal, state, private and commercial contractors regarding aircraft surveillance.

Please provide names of programs, agency's and collobaration with local, state and federal law enforcement agency's.

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 fees cannot be waived, 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.

PLEASE PROVIDE NAMES OF PERSONS AND METHODS YOU USED TO CONDUCT SEARCH.

IF DOCUMENTS ARE DENIED OR NOT PROVIDED, PLEASE PROVIDE APPLICABLE APPEALS PROCESS.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 30 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Marilyn E. Howard
From: MuckRock.com

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