Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers (Iowa Department of Public Safety)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Iowa Department of Public Safety of Iowa.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Iowa Open Records Law (Code Chapter 22), I hereby request the following records:

Documents concerning IMSI catchers or any of the following words: "Stingray", "cell site simulator", or "dirtbox". including:
-Contracts with the Harris Corporation regarding the acquisition of their Stingray or KingFish IMSI catchers
-Department policies and procedure regarding the use of IMSI catcher technology
-policies and procedures on the keeping of statistics about the Department's use and acquisition of IMSI catchers

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.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

Can you please give me a time period that you'd like us to search for these documents?

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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From: Curtis Waltman

Hello,
A date range of between January 1st 2011 and the present date would be fine. Thank you for your time and attention to my request.
Best,
Curtis Waltman

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

Please see the attached letter which includes a cost estimate to fulfill your request.

I will await a response from you on your decision on whether to move forward or cancel this request.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hello Mr. Murphy,
I would like to move forward with the request. A check from MuckRock News will be in the mail shortly. Thank you for letting me know, and your work on my request. I look forward to receiving the responsive documents.
Best,
Curtis Waltman

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Thank you, Mr. Waltman.

We will await the arrival of your payment before proceeding.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $147.90 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

Still to this day, I have not received payment for this records request. Please let me know if you will be sending payment or I will be closing this out.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Curtis Waltman

A check was put in the mail last week and should arrive shortly. Thank you.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

I received your payment last week and now we are processing your request.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

The response is currently still undergoing our legal counsel's review. I would suspect you will have a response to you in the next few days.

Thanks,
AM

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On: 04 January 2017 04:00, "requests@muckrock.com" <requests@muckrock.com> wrote:

January 4, 2017
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

This is a follow up to a previous request:

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. 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.

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On Dec. 20, 2016:
Mr. Waltman,

I received your payment last week and now we are processing your request.

Thanks,
AM

[cid:image001.jpg@01D25A99.E6498640]
Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

[cid:image002.jpg@01D25A99.E6498640]

*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

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On Dec. 20, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 31, 2016. 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.

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On Dec. 5, 2016:
A check was put in the mail last week and should arrive shortly. Thank you.
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On Dec. 5, 2016:
Mr. Waltman,

Still to this day, I have not received payment for this records request. Please let me know if you will be sending payment or I will be closing this out.

Thanks,
AM

[cid:image001.jpg@01D24F0C.058C2C40]
Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

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On Dec. 2, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $147.90 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.
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On Nov. 16, 2016:
Thank you, Mr. Waltman.

We will await the arrival of your payment before proceeding.

Thanks,
AM

[cid:image001.jpg@01D24009.5A61AE00]
Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

[cid:image002.jpg@01D24009.5A61AE00]

*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

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On Nov. 16, 2016:
Hello Mr. Murphy,
I would like to move forward with the request. A check from MuckRock News will be in the mail shortly. Thank you for letting me know, and your work on my request. I look forward to receiving the responsive documents.
Best,
Curtis Waltman

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On Nov. 16, 2016:
Mr. Waltman,

Please see the attached letter which includes a cost estimate to fulfill your request.

I will await a response from you on your decision on whether to move forward or cancel this request.

Thanks,
AM

[cid:image001.jpg@01D24008.2FF929A0]
Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/>
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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*NOTICE* This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information that may be confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender by reply email and immediately delete this email. Use, disclosure or reproduction of this email by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. No representation is made that this email or any attachments are free of viruses. Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.
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From: Murphy, Alexander [DPS]

Mr. Waltman,

Please see the attached pdf in response to your records request.

Thanks,
AM

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Alex R. Murphy
Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations Divisions
Office of the Commissioner<http://www.dps.state.ia.us/commis/index.shtml>
Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

Office: 515.725.6189
Cell: 515.443.3014

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