Contracts and Policies Regarding IMSI Catchers

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Maricopa County Sheriff of Maricopa County, AZ.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state open records law, Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Curtis Waltman

From: Ana Gonzalez - SHERIFFX

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has received your request for public records and is processing your request. All requests are processed in the order in which they are received, and no requests are prioritized by deadline date. Please understand that on average it takes us 4 to 8 weeks to process, redact, and prepare for release any records that are found in response to requests. Some requests, especially for new reports and large requests will take longer than 8 weeks. You will be notified once records are made available for you to pick up or if no records are found.

Thank you
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

From: Ana Gonzalez - SHERIFFX

Good Afternoon,

Legal Liaison has advised that your request is still under process.

Thank you

Ana Gonzalez
Office Assistant Specialized
Command Operations
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

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From: Ana Gonzalez - SHERIFFX

Legal Liaison has advised that your request is still under process.
Thank you

From: Sofia Murta - SHERIFFX

In regards to your public records request to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, I have been advised by the legal liaison that there are no records available responsive to this request.

Subject of Request:
In response to the November 4, 2016, public records request from Curtis Waltman for documents relating to IMSI catchers and the Harris Corporation, the following information is provided:

The Legal Liaison section has been advised that MCSO has a contract with the Harris Corporation; however, the contract contains terms that limit its distribution. The MCSO has no records responsive to the request regarding procedures for use of IMSI technology nor statistics regarding use of IMSI technology.

This will close out this public records request. If you have any further requests, please re-submit them through the e-mail request box at: