Indiana - Record Layout of Traffic Stop Data

Peninsula Press filed this request with the Indiana State Police of Indiana.
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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints each state collects.

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record, which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or data dictionary for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when traffic stops are made?)

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically — via Excel or another database format. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or shared via a Dropbox link. In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or thumb drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

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 June 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bursten, Dave

Mr. Ramachandran,

My apology for not seeing your original request. I have been off work.

Please accept this as acknowledgement of your inquiry. It has been forwarded to the keeper of related records. I am not able to give you an estimate of when this request may be fulfilled and invite you to check back with me in two weeks if you have not received further information related to this request.

Regards,

David R. Bursten, Captain
Chief Public Information Officer
Indiana State Police
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Office: 317-232-0064
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Email: dbursten@isp.in.gov<mailto:dbursten@isp.in.gov>
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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 June 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Bursten, Dave

Mr. Ramachandran,

The response was sent to you July 14th and you acknowledged the receipt of the email, which is attached with this reply.

Regards,

David R. Bursten, Captain
Chief Public Information Officer
Indiana State Police
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