Drone Information

Craig Neef filed this request with the Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management of Minnesota.
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From: Craig Neef

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);
2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on department use of drones, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;
3. any departmental records concerning this department’s use of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:
a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;
b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;
c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;
d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Craig Neef

From: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Craig,

We have received your email and are working to compile public data responsive to your request.

Thank you,

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Amber Schindeldecker | Public Information Officer
Office of Communications |Minnesota Department of Public Safety
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From: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Your request has been forwarded to our office of communications for review and response.
Thanks

From: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Mr. Craig Neef,
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management division (DPS-HSEM) does not have any data responsive to your request. In addition, DPS-HSEM has no plans for unmanned aircraft systems at this time.

Thank you,

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Amber Schindeldecker | Public Information Officer
Office of Communications |Minnesota Department of Public Safety
dps.mn.gov<https://dps.mn.gov/> | 651-201-7576 Office | 651-216-0837 Cell

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