Milford, MA ALPR

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Milford Police Department of Milford, MA.
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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, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All documents relating to usage of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology by Milford Police Department, 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 MPD 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, 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 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.


Shawn Musgrave

From: Milford Police Chief

Mr. Musgrave:

The Milford Police Department utilizes one (1) ALPR which we received from
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The purpose for our utilization is that the ALPR will check license plates
against information being maintained in the data base of the Massachusetts
Registry of Motor Vehicles and the data base for warrants and missing
persons that have been entered into NCIC.

At present, information processed by this ALPR is maintained for an
indefinite period on its computer hard drive. We are awaiting information
and guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with regard to the
centralization of the storage of data from ALPR's and the disposing of data
in accordance with the time period that the Commonwealth establishes.

We do not share the data from this ALPR with any other agency.

Given that you did not request any public records, there is no fee for my
responding to your questions.

Tom OLoughlin
Chief of Police


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