Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies (Bridgewater Township Police Department)

Dave Maass filed this request with the Bridgewater Township Police Department of New Jersey.
Multi Request Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) - Adoption, Use, and Data Retention Policies


From: Dave Maass

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Materials related to this agency's acquisition of, access to, preservation of, or disclosure of automated license plate readers (ALPR) or ALPR data:

1. Policies related to the adoption of ALPR technology, including those guiding the procurement process or necessary administrative obligations before acquisition.

2. Training policies, requirements, and materials for automatic license plate reader system operators.

3. Databases used to compare data obtained by the automatic license plate reader system.

4. Policies related to the retention and security of captured ALPR data, including those regarding:
- the length of time after capture that data may be preserved
- exceptions to general data preservation policies
- internal data security and access
- data destruction

5. Policies related to the sharing of captured ALPR data by this agency with other agencies, including those directing:
- the manner in which another agency may request data
- the circumstances under which captured data may be shared, and
- the responsibilities of the recipient agency in regards to data retention and use.
- access by this agency to data obtained by automatic license plate reader systems not operated by the law enforcement agency.

Please also provide the number of requests made by outside agencies, if applicable.

6. Policies related to the sale of data or the sharing of data with non-law enforcement actors.
- If applicable, please provide all agreements between this agency and non-law enforcement actors.

7. Policies regarding oversight of automatic license plate reader system use.

8. Audit Reports

9. Policies related to maintenance and calibration.

Please also provide maintenance and calibration schedules and records for the system on file.

10. Any other policies or reports on subjects related to automatic license plate reader system use by the agency.

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.


Dave Maass

From: Bridgewater Township Police Department

Good Morning, David

In reference to these 2 opras, please give me a call,908-725-4044 or I can call you, what is your phone number? I have a couple of questions for you.

Thank You,

Vic Palumbo,
Bridgewater Police Dept,
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ. 08807

From: Bridgewater Township Police Department

Hello Dave,

Question, are these opras for the Bridgewater Police Dept in Mass. or in NJ? Also, if it's for NJ,would it be possible to have these opras extended to January 15th 2019. Will be much appreciated.

Thank You

Vic Palumbo

From: Bridgewater Township Police Department

Good Morning, Dave

I am resending you the email I sent to you yesterday. I will be off till Weds. 01/02/19. If you received this email, please send a response.

Thank You,

Vic Palumbo

From: Bridgewater Township Police Department

email was sent to your preferred email on 1/2/19 containing below information. Hard copy was also sent on 1/2/19.