Oklahoma - Record Layout of Traffic Stop Data

Peninsula Press filed this request with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety of Oklahoma.
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From: Vignesh Ramachandran

To Whom It May Concern:

I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints each state collects.

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record, which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or data dictionary for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when traffic stops are made?)

The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled electronically — via Excel or another database format. Data can be emailed to vram@stanford.edu or shared via a Dropbox link. In the event data has to be sent physically on a CD or thumb drive, please mail to Peninsula Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Vignesh Ramachandran

Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

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I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.

From:

I am trying to find out who might have this information. I will contact
you as soon as I have an answer. You do not need to re-send your request.

Jan Turney, Legal Division
OKDPS

requests@muckrock.com
08/18/2015 07:45 AM

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Subject
RE: Freedom of Information Request: Oklahoma - Record Layout of Traffic
Stop Data

August 18, 2015
Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
Department of Public Safety
Records Management Division
P. O. Box 11415
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0415
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.
Thank you for your help.
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On Aug. 3, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.
Thank you for your help.
---
On July 17, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on July 2, 2015. Please let me know
when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is
needed.
Thank you for your help.
---
On July 2, 2015:
To Whom It May Concern:
I am the managing editor of Peninsula Press, a multimedia news website
based out of Stanford University in California. We are working on
collecting data on traffic stops and searches made by state patrols across
the country, but I'm initially gathering information about what datapoints
each state collects.
Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following
records:
I’d like to please request the record layout (the format of a data record,
which includes the name, type and size of each field in the record) or
data dictionary for your state’s records of traffic stops made on your
roads. (What are all the datapoints you collect and keep record of when
traffic stops are made?)
The requested data will be analyzed, eventually be made available to the
general public and be used for editorial purposes. This request is not
being made for commercial purposes. We kindly ask the request be filled
electronically — via Excel or another database format. Data can be emailed
to vram@stanford.edu or shared via a Dropbox link. In the event data has
to be sent physically on a CD or thumb drive, please mail to Peninsula
Press, Stanford Journalism Program, 450 Serra Mall, Building 120,
Stanford, CA 94305.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
would request your response within ten (10) business days.
Sincerely,
Vignesh Ramachandran
Vignesh Ramachandran
Managing Editor, Peninsula Press
Stanford Journalism Program
email vram@stanford.edu
phone 650.723.0703
physical mail 450 Serra Mall, Building 120, Stanford, CA 94305
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