Independence, MO Police Drone Documents

Drone Watch filed this request with the Independence Police Department of Independence, MO.
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From: Drone Watch

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on institutional use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this institution's use of and/or research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: Tom Gentry

I am out os the office until January 2, 2013. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukka, and Happy New Year . . . I'll get back to you when I return :)

From: Tom Gentry

Mr. Musgrave,

We are unable to comply with your request due to the fact that we do
not own or operate any drone aircraft, nor do we contract drone aircraft
services.

Respectfully,

Thomas O. Gentry III

Tom Gentry - Public Information Officer
City of Independence Missouri - Police Department
(816) 325-7258 - office
(816) 564-2763 - mobile

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January 8, 2013
Independence Police Department
Independence Police Department
223 N. Memorial Drive
Independence, MO 64050

325.7258

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Missouri Sunshine Law and the Missouri Public Records
Law, I hereby request the following records:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors,
contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of
and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter
“drones”);

2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on
institutional use of drones, including on the legal process required
(such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;

3. any departmental records concerning this institution's use of and/or
research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:

a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is
using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or
oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;

b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage
requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through
use of drones, including retention times;

c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;

d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this
request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made
available to the general public free of charge as part of the public
information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of
the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and
not for commercial usage.

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.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 3
business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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