Mobile Biometric Technologies (Miami-Dade County Police)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Miami-Dade County Police of Miami-Dade County, FL.
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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

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. 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good Afternoon,

The request has been submitted for processing. An email will be sent with a cost estimate as soon as possible.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

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________________________________

From: Burrows, Hilda M.

Good afternoon our office has received your request. We are processing your request. if you have any question my contact information is below. Thank you for your patience.

Hilda M. Burrows, PCRS 2 ☺
Miami Dade Police Department
Central Records Bureau
Records Management SSE Unit
9105 NW 25 ST, RM 1028
Miami, FL 33172
Ph.: (305) 471-3388
Fax: (305) 471 2136
hmburrows@mdpd.com<mailto:hmburrows@mdpd.com>

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From: Capote, Jennifer

Good Morning Mr Morisy,
In reference to your Public Records request we have been informed that your total estimate is $302.72, keep in mind that this is just an estimate.
Once we have receive payment in full we will proceed with your request. Following your response I will forward payment instructions.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

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From: Michael Morisy

Thanks so much for your help processing this request; could you give us a breakdown of fees?

We're interested in reducing the scope of this request, and better understanding where the costs are coming from would be helpful.

Thanks!

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good afternoon,

The breakdown of the fees are as follow. Approximately 8 hours of work at $37.84 for a total of $ 302.72.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

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From: Capote, Jennifer

Mr Morisy,

A few weeks ago I sent you the breakdown of the fee’s. Just making sure you received the information.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

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From: Capote, Jennifer

Mr Morisy,

A few weeks ago I sent you the breakdown of the fee’s. Just making sure you received the information and also wanted to know if you are still interested in the information.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

Connect With Us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/MiamiDadePD> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/#!/miamidadepolice> | Instagram<https://instagram.com/miamidadepd/>

From: Michael Morisy

Hi Det. Capote,

Thanks for following up. We're interested in narrowing our request if possible. I was wondering if you could let us know which biometric technologies Miami-Dade PD uses so that we can be more specific, or let me know if you have further ideas for how we could reduce the scope and burden of the request?

Thanks,
Michael

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good afternoon,

In order to possibly reduce the scope of your request. If you can provide or give a brief description of the questions your trying to answer with the biometric information. That would assist us in narrowing down the request for you.

Thank you.

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

Connect With Us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/MiamiDadePD> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/#!/miamidadepolice> | Instagram<https://instagram.com/miamidadepd/>

From: Michael Morisy

We’re specifically looking for what kinds of technology the department uses and the usage policies for the technology.

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good Afternoon,
The request is being processed. I will email you as soon as they provide me with the information.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

Connect With Us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/MiamiDadePD> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/#!/miamidadepolice> | Instagram<https://instagram.com/miamidadepd/>

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good morning,
We are gathering the information. As your request was lengthy. We are in the process of providing you the cost estimate as well.

I will email you early next week with the estimate.

Thank you
Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police

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From: Miami-Dade County Police

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

From: Miami-Dade County Police

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Capote, Jennifer

Good Morning,

The request has been completed and will be placed in the mail today.

Thank you

Jennifer Capote, Detective
Miami-Dade Police Department
Office of the Director
Public Information & Education Bureau
Media Relations Section
9105 NW 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172
Office 305-471-1900
Fax 305-471-1904
www.miamidade.gov/police<http://www.miamidade.gov/police>

Connect With Us on Twitter<https://twitter.com/MiamiDadePD> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/#!/miamidadepolice> | Instagram<https://instagram.com/miamidadepd/>

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