FOIA Michigan State PD - Aeryon Documents

J Ader filed this request with the Michigan State Police of Michigan.
Due Sept. 21, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documentation regarding Aeryon products ( including, but not limited to, the following:

- Initial Bid Documents
- Current and previous contracts with Aeryon
- Requests for Proposals
- Bills or invoices
- Memorandum(s) of Understanding
- Any privacy impact assessments
- Any instructional materials or presentations
- Use policies and standard operating procedures
- Data retention policies
- Letters of Interest
- Usage policies
- Any informal agreements that reference "Aeryon" or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software.

In order to aid in the search of responsive documents, please reference the following news article:

"The Michigan State Police have chosen the Aeryon SkyRanger, small unmanned aerial system (sUAS), as the state-wide unmanned aircraft system (UAS) standard.

“It’s such a new technology that we believe it can enhance law enforcement in several different areas,” said First Lieutenant Chris Bush, commander field support and aviation section, Michigan State Police special operations division. “We’ll probably start out with some search and rescue calls, tactical calls and we’re looking at doing some mapping on our critical infrastructure in the state.”" [source: ]

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


J Ader

From: Michigan State Police

Good morning,

Your request was sent to an unmonitored account, therefore, it was not received until today. In the future, please route all requests and correspondence through the departments email address of<> for proper handling. This correct email address has been provided to MuckRock requestors several times and was listed in the automatic response sent as a reply to your original email and to this follow-up correspondence. Your request has been logged in and will be handled in accordance with the Michigan Freedom of Information Act.

Thank you,

Lance Gackstetter
FOIA Analyst
Records Resource Section
Office of the Director
Michigan State Police
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909
TX: 517-241-1934
Fax: 517-241-1935

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