ALPR DETECTIONS/HITS/SHARING

Patrick File filed this request with the North St Paul Police Department of North St Paul, MN.
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From: Patrick File


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, I hereby request the following records:

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares 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:

5) The aggregate number of “detections” (i.e. license plate scans and associated data) collected during 2016;
6) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2017;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” (i.e. times that a plate on a hotlist was detected) during 2016;
9) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2017;
10) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018.

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.

For a list of other agencies that have provided records of these nature, please visit: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

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 10 business days.

Sincerely,

Patrick File

From: North St Paul Police Department

Good morning,
My apologies for the delayed response to this, but your request was 6th in que.

I have attached the information I received from the Police Chief regarding the ALPR data. Our unit has been out of operation since 2016. The attached contains two email conversations related to this.

Thank you.

Mary Mills
Deputy Clerk – MCMC CAP-OM
direct 651.747.2403
office 651.747.2400
fax 651.747.2425
mary.mills@northstpaul.org<mailto:mary.mills@northstpaul.org>

2400 Margaret Street
North St. Paul, MN 55109

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From: North St Paul Police Department

Good morning,
I have once again attached the documents you requested. They were sent to you in the October 3rd email below. This closes your data request with the City of North St. Paul.

Mary Mills
Deputy Clerk – MCMC CAP-OM
direct 651.747.2403
office 651.747.2400
fax 651.747.2425
mary.mills@northstpaul.org<mailto:mary.mills@northstpaul.org>

2400 Margaret Street
North St. Paul, MN 55109

[Regular Version]

Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this e-mail communication and any attached documentation may be privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. They are intended for the sole use of intended recipient(s). Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, distribution or copying is prohibited. The unauthorized disclosure or interception of e-mail is a federal crime. See 18 U.S.C. SEC. 2517(4). If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by replying to this e-mail and destroying/deleting all copies of this message.

From: Patrick File

Mary,

Thank you for your responses. Sorry for the inadvertent follow-up.

Patrick

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