Massachusetts State Police ALPR data

Evan Anderson filed this request with the Massachusetts State Police of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Jan. 3, 2017
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Evan Anderson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

A log/database of all automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads on I-90 from January 2016 to the day this request is processed. Please include whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, whether the hit/alarm resulted in a vehicle stop, and whether the stop resulted in a citation, arrest or other action.

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.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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,

Evan Anderson

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Anderson,

The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") has received your public records request seeking a "log/database of all automated license plate reader (ALPR) reads on I-90 from January 2016 to the day this request is processed," including "whether the read resulted in a hit/alarm, whether the hit/alarm was accepted, which hotlist(s) the hit/alarm corresponded to, whether
the hit/alarm resulted in a vehicle stop, and whether the stop resulted in a citation, arrest or other action." As a courtesy, I write to notify you that your request has been assigned to me for review. I have begun to reach out to the appropriate units at the Department to determine what, if any, responsive records exist.

Be advised that:

* The Department may send you a good faith estimate for the cost of responding to your inquiry because, pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, a records custodian may charge and recover a fee for the time he or she spends searching for and segregating responsive material.

* Any response by the Department will be subject to the Public Records Law exemptions set forth in G.L. c. 4, sec. 7, cl. 26.

* Under the Public Records Law, every requester is treated equally. Thus, even a person who is the subject of the record is not granted any greater access right than any other person.

Please note your request may take more than ten days to process. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call.

Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Thank you for your email. I am continuing to coordinate with the Traffic Programs Section and the Office of Technology and Information Services in an effort to determine what responsive material exists. I will be in touch as soon as I have the information/material I need. Thank you for your continued patience.
Best,
Jaclyn

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Is there an update on the status of this request?

Thank you,
Evan

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Evan,

I am continuing to work with OTIS and Traffic Programs relative to your request. I apologize for the delay. As soon as the Department’s response is complete, I will follow up with you. Thank you for your continued patience.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Evan,

I apologize for the delay. I am still working with Department members relative to your request. In particular, I am awaiting information from the Division of Field Services and the Division of Investigative Services.

Please note that beginning tomorrow, I will be out of the office. I will return on July 6, 2016. If I do not receive the information needed today, then upon my return I will provide you a response as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued patience. If you have concerns, please feel free to contact me today. Otherwise, if questions arise while I am out of the office, Director of Media Relations, Dave Procopio, is available.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Mr. Anderson,

Please see the Department's response to your request (attached). Your attention to this matter is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Thank you for your response. In light of the information you have provided, I would like to withdraw this request and submit a different one.

I'd like a copy of any and all policies and procedures -- including training documents and technical manuals -- regarding the toll gantries (and any component thereof) on I-90.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Evan

From: Zawada, Jaclyn (POL)

Dear Evan,

I am not sure what records, if any, that the Department of State Police may have that are responsive, but I will forward your request to the appropriate Department members to look into this further. In the meantime, it may be advisable to submit a request to the keeper of the records for MassDOT if you have not already done so.

Thank you,

Jaclyn R. Zawada
Staff Counsel
Massachusetts State Police
General Headquarters
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
Tel: (508) 820-2341
Fax: (508) 820-2649

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

I am just checking in on this request.

Thank you,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson

Hi there,

Please provide me an update on this request.

Best,
Evan

From: Evan Anderson

Please update me on this request as soon as possible.

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