EOPSS ALPR Documents

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts .
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, including but not limited to documents indicating:

-scope of ALPR deployment;
-purposes for which ALPR technology is employed;
-means of handling and storing ALPR data;
-extent and timeline for ALPR data storage; and
-protocols and extent of ALPR data sharing between EOPSS and other government agencies.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

From: EOPSinfo (EPS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: EOPSinfo (EPS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: EOPSinfo (EPS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: EOPSinfo (EPS)

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From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: EOPSinfo (EPS)

Emails sent to this address will be forwarded to the appropriate individual for response. You will not receive a response from this email address, rather from a particular individual in the agency or department best suited.

From: Gabriel, Jane (EPS)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

I am in receipt of your public records request to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for, "All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, including but not limited to documents indicating: scope of ALPR deployment; purposes for which ALPR technology is employed; means of handling and storing ALPR data; extent and timeline for ALPR data storage; and -protocols and extent of ALPR data sharing between EOPSS and other government agencies." Your request concerns a matter that is currently under policy development and responsive material is, at this time, exempt from public disclosure pursuant to G.L. c. 4, §7, cl. 26 (d). Thank you for your inquiry.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Gabriel:

ACLU has written about and published documents concerning EOPSS grants to various local police departments around the state: http://privacysos.org/alpr

Documents concerning this grant program, which is not "under policy development" ought to be covered in my original request. Please confirm whether EOPSS has any responsive documents relevant to this request, regarding this grant program or similar deployments of ALPR technology in Massachusetts.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Gabriel, Jane (EPS)

Your request concerns a matter that is currently under policy development and responsive material is, at this time, exempt from public disclosure pursuant to G.L. c. 4, §7, cl. 26 (d). Thank you for your inquiry.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Gabriel,

As outlined in a previous email, the ACLU has written about and published documents concerning EOPSS grants to various local police departments around the state: http://privacysos.org/alpr

Documents concerning this grant program, which is not "under policy development" ought to be covered in my original request. Please confirm whether EOPSS has any responsive documents relevant to this request, regarding this grant program or similar deployments of ALPR technology in Massachusetts.

In addition to policy documents, please release all Long-Term Activity reports submitted by ALPR grant recipients from January 2010 to the present. These should be Excel worksheets submitted every three months.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Gabriel and Mr. Demille,

My public records request for documents related to the FFY2011 Automated Plate Reader Grant Program is more than 4 months overdue. I will reiterate my requested documents below:

-All expenditure, activity and in-kind match reports submitted to EOPSS by grant recipients under this program. According to the program's AGF, these were to be submitted to Dan DeMille on a monthly basis.

Please let me know whether I can further clarify this request. Thank you for your assistance.

Best,
Shawn Musgrave
MuckRock

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Aug. 10, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Tuttle, Paul T (EPS)

Dear Mr. Musgrave:

Please be advised that I have been assigned to review the documents that were segregated for you. I anticipate that my review will be completed by the end of this week. I thank you for your patience as we comply with your request. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

From: MuckRock.com

Editor's note: Filed appeal with Supervisor of Public Records in light of extensive delay.

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

A letter stating that the request appeal has been received and is being processed.

From: Nadzo, Elizabeth (EPS)

Please see attached PR response. Thank you.

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

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