Facial Recognition Systems (Kansas City Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Kansas City Police Department of Kansas City, MO.
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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.


Curtis Waltman

From: Brown, Jamie S

Your request regarding "facial recognition systems" has been received and will be forwarded to our Media Unit for processing.

Thank you.

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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From: Graves, Stacey


In regard to the attached request, KCPD does not have a facial recognition system. We do not have a facial recognition system, nor utilize facial recognition software. Therefore, this request is not applicable to KCPD.

Capt. Stacey Graves
Media Unit
Kansas City MO Police Dept.