ALPR Data Requests (Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office)

Taylor Avery filed this request with the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office of Okeechobee County, FL.
Multi Request ALPR Data Requests
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From: Taylor Avery


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.

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;

Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)

5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018;
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018;
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019;
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019.

I am part of a team of students and journalists compiling data on ALPR use from agencies around the country. This information will be useful to academics, journalists, members of the public, and other law enforcement agencies. So far, hundreds of agencies across the United States have already provided this data. You can see many of the previous results here: https://www.eff.org/pages/explore-alpr

For items 1-4: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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

For items 5-8: This information is easily available within the Agency’s Vigilant Solutions 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.

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 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,

Taylor Avery

From: Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

Your request has been received.

Eric Till
Records Supervisor
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
etill@okeesheriff.com
863-763-3117 ext. 5027

“Great things are accomplished only by the perfection of minor details”
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From: Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

At this time I am still in the process of getting this information pulled. As I am not aware of the information you provided and it is not readily available to me. As soon as I get in contact with the person(s) who would be able to assist me I will then begin pulling this information.

Eric Till
Records Supervisor
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
etill@okeesheriff.com
863-763-3117 ext. 5027

“Great things are accomplished only by the perfection of minor details”
“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything”

From: Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

Please see the below in response to your questions about the ALPR system:

Part A: Information related to Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) data sharing.

1) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares ALPR data – No data is shared with other agencies from us that comes from the use of the ALPR system.
2) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives ALPR data – No data is received from other agencies from the ALPR system.
3) The names of agencies and organizations with which the Agency shares “hot list” information – Hot List information is sent out to agencies based on the groups set-up within the ALPR system which is provided by the Vigilant Solutions LEARN system and is not maintained by this agency.
4) The names of agencies and organizations from which the Agency receives “hot list” information – Please see the previous answer to number 3.

Part B: Information Related to Numbers of “Detections” (plate scans) and “Hits” (plate scans that matched to a hotlist)

5) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2018; - No Data to provide.
6) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2018; - No Data to provide.
7) The aggregate number of detections collected during 2019 - 76
8) The aggregate number of “hits” during 2019. - 27,384

Eric Till
Records Supervisor
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
etill@okeesheriff.com
863-763-3117 ext. 5027

“Great things are accomplished only by the perfection of minor details”
“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything”

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