2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader (La Palma Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the La Palma Police Department of La Palma, CA.
Multi Request 2020 Vigilant Data Sharing Information - Automated License Plate Reader
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From: Dave Maass


To Whom It May Concern:

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

Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.

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;

Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)
5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.

Approximately two years ago your agency provided some or all of the equivalent information in response to a records request. You can view your agency’s previous release here:
https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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

For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: La Palma Police Department

Hello,

Please see the attached documents in response to you public records request.

Thank you.

[Signature copy]

Captain Ron Wilkerson
Operations Division Commander
La Palma Police Department
7792 Walker Street
La Palma CA 90623
(714) 690-3382

From: Dave Maass

Hi! We were looking back through the data you provided in response to this request, but it's not exactly what we were looking for and isn't consistent with what we've seen in other cities in California. Should I refile the request, or can we still work on this one?

From: La Palma Police Department

Hello,

I had our Investigations Supervisor, who is our Vigilant administrator, review the request and the information we previously provided. Based on what we were able to determine, the records we previously sent were what we had on record. Our information may be different from other agencies as we do not use the ALPR system in the field. We have no ALPR devices on any of our vehicles and only access Vigilant information for the purpose of searching ALPR records. We provide no data to the system as we do not have any ALPR devices, either fixed or vehicle mounted, deployed in our area. Hopefully this addresses your concern. Please feel free to contact me if you should need any other additional information. We will gladly assist you in trying to fulfill your request.

Thank you.

[Signature copy]

Captain Ron Wilkerson
Operations Division Commander
La Palma Police Department
7792 Walker Street
La Palma CA 90623
(714) 690-3382

From: Dave Maass

Hi! Thank you for the clarity. This answers my question.

From: La Palma Police Department

Hello,

Based on our previous emails listed below, I believe we had satisfied the PRA request. Please review the emails below including your response and let me know if there was anything else you need.

Thank you.

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S9, an AT&T 5G Evolution capable smartphone

From: Dave Maass

Thank you for the response. Now that I know that you don't have ALPR devices installed on vehicles, I can clear this out.

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