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

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


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Tom Nash

From: Norfolk Police Department

Please see attached regarding your request.

Michelle Washington
Public Relations Manager

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From: Norfolk Police Department

Good afternoon,

We never received this request on the 13th. I don't have any record of it in our emails. Please notate that we received it today and will begin processing and will respond no later than 1/11/18.

Thank you

From: Beryl Lipton

Hi there,

Thanks so much for the material you've provided so far (Operational General Order - 492). Will your department be providing additional documentation related to use and training?

Many thanks for your time and help.

Best wishes,

From: Norfolk Police Department

Good morning,
NPD advises the General Order should answer all questions.

Michelle Washington