Geofeedia Inc. Contracts, Invoice - Social Media Surveillance Policies (Melrose Police Department)

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Melrose Police Department of Melrose, MA.


From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Any and all contracts (as well as all associated amendments, exhibits, and materials), memorandums of understanding, and other equivalent agreements entered into by this agency with Geofeedia LLC or any other social media surveillance software or equipment company, including, but not limited to, the following:

• Brightplanet
• Geofeedia
• Intrado Inc.
• LifeRaft
• Magnet Forensics
• Media Sonar
• Signal Corporation
• ZeroFOX

Responsive materials should include but not be limited to:

• the initial Invitation to Bid, Request for Proposal, or equivalent call for contractors
• the responsive materials provided by the winning bidder
• other bidder responses
• the current contract
• all exhibits
• all amendments
• all performance work statements
• all deliverables inventories
• all invoices related to the deliverance of software, services, or goods

Please also include all policies and directive materials related to:
• the acquisition of social media surveillance software by individual officers and representatives of this agency
• the use of social media surveillance by individual officers and representatives of this agency
• the use of social media by individual officers and representatives of this agency

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, 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.


Beryl Lipton

From: Melrose Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Quinn, Patricia

Please see attached response to report request which was forwarded on 12/21/2016.

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Quinn,

Thank you so much for your response to this request. I understand that it is no longer active, but would it nonetheless be possible to receive a copy of the contract and related materials?

Best wishes,

From: Melrose Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: MuckRock

Hello Ms. Quinn,

So many thanks to you and Chief Lyle for sending these materials. I really appreciate it.

Hope the day is lovely,

From: Quinn, Patricia

Hello Beryl,
Pursuant to your email today regarding request for follow-up materials, please find a copy of the letter including related attachments dated January 12, 2017 which was previously sent to you. Please note, in order to respond in an efficient manner, it would be appreciated if you would provide a preference as to how to send materials to you either electronically or postal mail so as to expedite your request.
Thank you,