Kalamazoo, Ring

Caroline Haskins filed this request with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff of Kalamazoo County, MI.
Tracking #

P002224-071921

Due July 26, 2019
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: Caroline Haskins


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Public reports state that this police department has a relationship with Ring, which has a "neighborhood watch" app called Neighbors (https://wkfr.com/kdps-neighborhood-app/). Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

1) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app. This includes A) any notes taking during meetings that discussed the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app work, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Ring devices and/or the Neighbors app to any party, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department and Ring.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Ring or the Neighbors app, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Ring or the Neighbors app.

5) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Ring representatives.

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.

Sincerely,

Caroline Haskins

From: Kalamazoo County Sheriff

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Dear Caroline Haskins, RE: PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST of July 19, 2021, Reference # P002224-071921 We have reviewed your request submitted pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act received by Kalamazoo County as: “Public reports state that this police department has a relationship with Ring, which has a "neighborhood watch" app called Neighbors. Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

(SEE ATTACHED REQUEST)” Your request is DENIED under authority of MCL 15.235(5)(b) [ Records Do Not Exist] for the reason that the public records do not exist under the name given or by another name reasonably known to the Kalamazoo County.  We recommend you contact Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety for this request, as it occurred within their jurisdiction. CERTIFICATION OF NON-EXISTENCE: The undersigned does hereby certify that an attempt has been made to locate the above-described documents and such does not exist or cannot be located using the description provided. Michigan law provides you the ability to appeal the denial of your request.  Section 10 of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act found at http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?mcl-15-240 includes options for appeal of this decision. Sincerely, Danielle Brandenburg FOIA Coordinator Office of the Sheriff To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Public Records Center (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1He-2FwdW9MV0D-2FOu4pCOhVX1w29x1bvyfDWu6mznjxMTvXLRr5Yb9hYi5B-2F99ELue0ZE8qgoDNt3GSIZfnipdVAcM07R-2BE74UMmaayUGMxILuVxMet_Sy3qZkj9iIzRWVLjU9ohF5KEaySPUYbmKKBLTp2BIda8VYVR4oZFkYSviOICi6S7M8RavjdNXanlwygHYCdffz25KEZcVHF-2FqwGs0cKcJrTuaKB-2FTANx56dO9NjLCMiEzji-2FR3CqC1s2mJ6XGhemJ3ieHw8u8qoEC6scplIRKv9yLtIoc9Q9MhPrN9V4Sdpjk6ycq6im3WFOT8EqS6K9j97lrrI2BDFihugNiLbysoo-3D)

From: Kalamazoo County Sheriff

Dear Caroline Haskins:
Your request has been received. Pursuant to MCL 15.235, we will respond to your request within five business days with the first business day beginning the day after the request was submitted.  Your request was submitted to this office on 7/19/2021 and given the reference number P002224-071921 for tracking purposes. Records Requested: Public reports state that this police department has a relationship with Ring, which has a "neighborhood watch" app called Neighbors. Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

(SEE ATTACHED REQUEST)
Your request will be forwarded to the relevant department(s) to locate the information you seek and to determine the volume and any costs associated with satisfying your request. You will be contacted about the availability and/or provided with copies of the records in question. PLEASE NOTE: The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), MCL 15.231 et seq, does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions.

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below and you will receive an email when your request has been completed.

To monitor the progress or update this request please log into the Public Records Center (https://u8387778.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=6HtRfOYLt5fXvpttM-2FU1He-2FwdW9MV0D-2FOu4pCOhVX1w29x1bvyfDWu6mznjxMTvXGsf7nwfE2cwKC9XtthvANw687Nd3HHh7U0fEXXcusDM-3DOVyu_Sy3qZkj9iIzRWVLjU9ohF5KEaySPUYbmKKBLTp2BIda8VYVR4oZFkYSviOICi6S7sgSNLCx1MDWkND5TabquYHfFtQfvcHSdCGZGvid3PIi4YVgKU8oSpb7tIT3T-2BPoFkQyn9DYCtRNRc45TXqWFGN25OTydD6eFxbSPB-2F0wgk7LjsUsO9p2Eo8e-2Bf-2BVaF6m5DSFg4kIqWiOssE18V7-2BJIl7mgVQfvn9m9OoFebYsbg-3D)

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