Facial Recognition Systems (Illinois State Police)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Illinois State Police of Illinois .
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), I hereby request the following records:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

The total date range for this request is 1/1/12 to the date this request is processed on.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman


Good morning, Mr. Waltman.

Attached please find an extension letter for the above listed FOIR. Thank

Erin Davis
FOIA Officer



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Mr. Curtis Waltman

Re: FOIR #17-0899

Dear Mr. Waltman:

Thank you for writing the Illinois State Police with your request for
information pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, 5 ILCS
140/1 et seq. On April 11, 2017, we received your request for the
following: Records related to facial recognition systems policies, grants,
contracts, etc. You also requested "the total number of individuals who
have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over
the last three years."

The ISP does not currently utilize any facial recognition systems and
therefore has no records responsive to your request for records related to
facial recognition systems, policies, grants, contracts, etc." While
ISP does not currently utilize a facial recognition system, ISP is aware
that the Illinois Secretary of State's office does utilize such a system
and there were two persons identified by ILSOS utilizing such a system.

Erin Davis
Freedom of Information Officer
801 S. Seventh St., Suite 1000-S
Springfield, Illinois 62703