2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information (Kansas City Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Kansas City Police Department of Kansas City, MO.
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department ,Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

We further request the following records

The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016.
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017.
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016.
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Kansas City Regional TEW Interagency Analysis Center

Your request has been received by my office and will be forwarded to our Media Unit for processing. Please be advised it will take longer than 3 days and potentially an estimated 4 weeks due to volume to process and obtain information. Once they receive information related to your request from the unit they request it from, they will contact you regarding any applicable fees and delivery method preferred.

Sgt. Jamie Brown #5174
Law Clerk
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 949-1614<tel:%28816%29%20949-1614>

From:

Your request for ALPR records request has been received. We will process your request in the order it has been received with other Sunshine Requests. We will notify you of any associated fees that will be required prior to filling the request.

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón
Media Unit
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
816-234-5178

*Media Request for Records: Please note that your request will be handled in conjunction with all other request for records. Due to the volume of requests for records that are received by the KCPD, it is estimated to take 20-30 days to process this request depending on the nature of the request. In addition, your request may require KCPD to obtain additional information from you prior to the release of video, audio, or other types of records. Please consider this notice of the KCPD's response that it will take longer than three business days to process your request for records. The KCPD will provide the total cost for filling your records request and will request payment prior to the release of records. We request that you go to http://kcmo.gov/police/police-videos/#.WgTKelWnG70 and complete the General Public/Media Request Form and submit it to our office.

From:

Dave Maass of MuckRock.com,

Answers in RED below:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data? None. We are not sharing our ALPR data.

2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data? None. We are not receiving ALPR data from others.

3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares "hot list" information? None. We are not sharing our "hot list" information.

4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives "hot list" information? KCPD receives "hot list" information from REJIS (Regional Justice Information Service).

2016 aggregate number of "detections": 9,545,342
2017 aggregate number of "detections": 37,209,437
2016 aggregate number of "hits": 700,831
2017 aggregate number of "hits": 2,828,030

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón
Media Unit
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
816-234-5178

From: Dave Maass

Thank you so much for the quick response. Could you please give me a call? 415-435-9333 x151.

Sincerely,
Dave Maass

From:

Kansas City Police Department
Missouri Sunshine Law Office
1125 Locust Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

February 27, 2018

This is a follow up to a previous request:

Thank you so much for the quick response. Could you please give me a call? 415-435-9333 x151.

Sincerely,
Dave Maass

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411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Feb. 21, 2018:
Dave Maass of MuckRock.com,

Answers in RED below:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data? None. We are not sharing our ALPR data.

2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data? None. We are not receiving ALPR data from others.

3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares "hot list" information? None. We are not sharing our "hot list" information.

4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives "hot list" information? KCPD receives "hot list" information from REJIS (Regional Justice Information Service).

2016 aggregate number of "detections": 9,545,342
2017 aggregate number of "detections": 37,209,437
2016 aggregate number of "hits": 700,831
2017 aggregate number of "hits": 2,828,030

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón
Media Unit
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
816-234-5178
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On Feb. 20, 2018:
Your request for ALPR records request has been received. We will process your request in the order it has been received with other Sunshine Requests. We will notify you of any associated fees that will be required prior to filling the request.

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón
Media Unit
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
816-234-5178

*Media Request for Records: Please note that your request will be handled in conjunction with all other request for records. Due to the volume of requests for records that are received by the KCPD, it is estimated to take 20-30 days to process this request depending on the nature of the request. In addition, your request may require KCPD to obtain additional information from you prior to the release of video, audio, or other types of records. Please consider this notice of the KCPD's response that it will take longer than three business days to process your request for records. The KCPD will provide the total cost for filling your records request and will request payment prior to the release of records. We request that you go to http://kcmo.gov/police/police-videos/#.WgTKelWnG70 and complete the General Public/Media Request Form and submit it to our office.

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On Feb. 15, 2018:
Your request has been received by my office and will be forwarded to our Media Unit for processing. Please be advised it will take longer than 3 days and potentially an estimated 4 weeks due to volume to process and obtain information. Once they receive information related to your request from the unit they request it from, they will contact you regarding any applicable fees and delivery method preferred.

Sgt. Jamie Brown #5174
Law Clerk
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department
Office of General Counsel
1125 Locust
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 949-1614<tel:%28816%29%20949-1614>
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On Feb. 13, 2018:
To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department ,Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

We further request the following records

The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016.
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017.
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016.
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/kansas-city-police-department-665/2018-vigilant-data-sharing-information-kansas-city-police-department-48860/?email=Lionel.Colon%40kcpd.org&uuid-login=7fc168f1-bddc-417c-ba42-f33c89f220fe#agency-reply
Is this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 48860
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

From: Dave Maass

Hi,
As requested, I've attached some examples of the hit ratio from other jurisdictions. In comparison, KCPD is anomalous. I've also attached what the Data Sharing export looks like.

  • LEARN_DB_Hit_Ratio_Report_Pie_02-21-18_02-21-18_Hits_2017.pdf

  • Orange_County_Sheriffs_Department_Data_Sharing_Report_02-20-18.pdf

  • LEARN_DB_Hit_Ratio_Report_Pie_02-15-18_02-15-18.pdf

From:

Mr. Maass,
My apologies for not clarifying more certainly in our telephone conversation.

We have nothing further to supplement our original response. There are occasions when we will be an anomaly when in comparison to other law enforcement agencies, as might others.

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón

From:

Mr. Maass,
My apologies for not clarifying more certainly in our telephone conversation.

We have nothing further to supplement our original response. There are occasions when we will be an anomaly when in comparison to other law enforcement agencies, as might others.

Respectfully,
Captain Lionel Colón

From: Dave Maass

This is very odd. I highly recommend that your IT team investigate the situation, since this could represent a cybersecurity problem in your system.

From: Kansas City Police Department

Thank you

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  • LEARN_DB_Hit_Ratio_Report_Pie_02-21-18_02-21-18_Hits_2017.pdf

  • Orange_County_Sheriffs_Department_Data_Sharing_Report_02-20-18.pdf

  • LEARN_DB_Hit_Ratio_Report_Pie_02-15-18_02-15-18.pdf