Guidelines and emails regarding Strava

Angela Wang filed this request with the New York City Police Department of New York City, NY.
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2020-056-11290

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From: Angela Wang


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Copies of any and all internal protocol, guidelines, training materials, and correspondence held by the NYPD regarding the fitness tracking app Strava.

When searching for correspondence, please search the emails of the following NYPD personnel for the keyword “strava”:

— Dermot Shea, Police Commissioner
— Terence Monahan, Chief of Department
— John J. Miller, Intelligence & Counterterrorism
— Theresa Shortell, Chief of Training
— Thomas Galati, Chief of Intelligence
— Michael Lipetri, Chief of Crime Control Strategies
— Ashley Waters, Counsel to Police Commissioner
— Matthew C. Fraser, Deputy Commissioner for Information Technology
— Vincent Grippo, Chief of Staff
— Mark Iocco, Commander of the Midtown North Precinct

Strava is a fitness app used for tracking activities including running and cycling. NYPD officers currently use Strava for recreational purposes, such as training for triathlons:

https://www.strava.com/clubs/NYPDTriTeam

I am filing this request to better understand the department’s use of Strava, both recreationally and for any law enforcement purposes.

Please limit your search to records dated between January 1, 2015 and July 31, 2020.

For the purpose of assessing fees, please note that I am submitting this request in my capacity as a full-time journalist at Insider, Inc. in New York City.

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Angela Wang

From: New York City Police Department

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From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has acknowledged your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-11290. You can expect a response on or about Friday, December 18, 2020.
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Your request has been assigned to Detective Halk (646-610-6430). Note: Due to issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic there may be extensive delays, lasting up to one year, in determining your request.

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From: New York City Police Department

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has closed your FOIL request FOIL-2020-056-11290 for the following reasons: (https://a860-openrecords.nyc.gov/request/view/FOIL-2020-056-11290)

* To the extent records may exist, the following exemptions would apply: In regard to the document(s) which you requested, I must deny access to these records on the basis of Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(e)(iv) as such information, if disclosed, would reveal non-routine techniques and procedures. In regard to the document(s) which you requested, I must deny access to these records on the basis of Public Officers Law Section 87(2)(b) as such information, if disclosed, would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. In regard to the document(s) which you requested, I must deny access to these records on the basis of Public Officers Law section 87(2)(g)(iii) as such records/information are inter-agency or intra-agency materials which are not final agency policy or determinations.
You may appeal the decision to deny access to material that was redacted in part or withheld in entirety by contacting the agency's FOIL Appeals Officer: foilappeals@nypd.org within 30 days. (mailto:foilappeals@nypd.org?subject=FOIL-2020-056-11290%20-%20Appeal)

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