FOIA - Mountain View PD - PredPol docs

J Ader filed this request with the Mountain View Police Department of Mountain View, CA .


From: J Ader

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Documentation on PredPol Predictive Policing Software ( including, but not limited to, the following:

- Initial Bid Documents
- Current and previous contracts with PredPol
- Requests for Proposals
- 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 "PredPol" or otherwise guide it use or the relationship between this agency and the provider or developer of the software.

For reference and help in retrieving responsive documents, this program was publicly discussed in the following community newsletter from 2015:

"The Mountain View Police Department has initiated the use of PredPol, a new type of predictive analytics software that helps the Department predict likely areas in which crime may occur. "
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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 20 business days, as the statute requires.


J Ader

From: Mountain View Police Department


This is a timely response to your request dated July 1, 2018 (via fax) received by the Mountain View Police Department. The attached records have been located regarding PredPol Predictive Policing Software.

Thank you,

Eva Foster
Records Supervisor
Mountain View Police Department
(650) 903-6730<>

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