2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information (Munster Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Munster Police Department of Munster, IN.
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From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) data;
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data;
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information;
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information;

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate an “Agency Data Sharing Report” PDF file from within LEARN. To do this, a user may simply go to the “Sharing” section of LEARN and select “Output Report.” A CSV/XLS file containing these records would also satisfy this request.

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 62-63 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

An example of this record may be found at this link:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3936113-Palos-Verdes-Estates-Police-Department-Data.html

A number of other agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Agency Data Sharing Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department Chino Police Department, Clovis Police Department, Elk Grove Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Fountain Valley Police Department, Glendora Police Department, Hawthorne Police Department, Irvine Police Department, Livermore Police Department, Lodi Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Montebello Police Department, Orange Police Department, Palos Verdes Estates Police Department, Red Bluff Police Department ,Sacramento Police Department, San Bernardino Police Department, San Diego Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, San Ramon Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Tulare Police Department.

We further request the following records

The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016.
The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017.
The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016.
The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017.

This information is easily available within the Agency’s LEARN system. The simplest way to extract this data is to generate a “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report” PDF file from within LEARN. We would prefer the data for each year to be provided separately.

An example of this document may be found at: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3870802-Sacramento-PD-Hit-Ratio-Rpt-010112-051917-Redacted.html

The instructions for extracting this data is described on pages 78-79 of the LEARN Agency Manager Guide, which may be found at this link:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3860685-LEARN-5-1-Agency-Manager-Guide.html

The following agencies have regularly determined the above information constitutes a public record and have provided an “Dashboard Hit Ratio Report.” These agencies include:

Anaheim Police Department; Bakersfield Police Department; Chino Police Department; Clovis Police Department; Elk Grove Police Department; Fontana Police Department; Irvine Police Department; La Habra Police Department; Laguna Beach Police Department; Lodi Police Department; Sacramento Police Department; San Diego Police Department; San Ramon Police Department; and the Red Bluff Police Department.

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Dave Maass

From: Munster Police Department

Dear Sir,

We are in receipt of your FOIA request dated February 15, 2018. The records you are requesting are available at the Munster Police Department, located at 1001 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. If you are interested in viewing these records please make contact with Chief of Police, Stephen F. Scheckel, at 219-836-6654 to schedule a time that is convenient for both parties involved.

Respectfully,
Nancy Nadratowski
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
Munster Police Department

From: Dave Maass

Thank you so much for the quick response. Would it be possible to order print copies or to have the pdf files email to me? If there's postage involved or copy fees, I can send funds.

Thank you,

Dave

From: Munster Police Department

Dear Sir,

I am sorry we are unable to honor your request at this time. Please contact Chief of Police Stephen Scheckel at 219-836-6654.

Thank you,
Nancy Nadratowski
Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police
Munster Police Department

From: Dave Maass

Hi, I called the number but it went to your voice mail, not the chief's phone.

Since we're based in San Francisco, we will need to send a surrogate to inspect the records. I would like to set this up for a time that works for everyone.

However, I would just like to note, that it would probably save everyone a lot of time and effort if we could just reimburse you for postage.

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