Facial Recognition Systems (Omaha Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Omaha Police Department of Omaha, NE .
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Statutes (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 84-712), I hereby request the following records:

Facial recognition systems are increasingly utilized by law enforcement agencies. This allows officers to quickly identify persons of interest through the use of an extensive database and a tool such as FaceFirst.

I would like for this request:

-any contractual documents including purchase orders, delivery orders, bids, quotes, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts with facial recognition companies like FaceFirst Inc., Face Searcher by Allevate Limited, Face-VACS by Cognitec Systems GmbH, First Line Facial Recognition by Blue Line Technology, any products by Animetrics, SCRAM remote breath by Alcohol Monitoring Systems, or MegaMatcher by Neurotechnology. Other systems may also be used, such as the system developed by the FBI.

-any policies or guidelines about the use of facial recognition technology

-any grant applications or reports to any oversight bodies

-The total number of individuals who have been identified through the use of facial recognition systems over the last three years

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Ofcr Michael Pecha (OPD)

We have received your request and have forwarded it to the appropriate
personnel.

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Officer Michael Pecha | Omaha Police Department

Public Information Office 505 South 15th Street

Office: (402) 444-5867 Omaha, Ne 68102

Mobile: (402) 690-5425

From: Bernard in den Bosch (Law)

Mr. Waltman,

The Omaha Police Department has reviewed your request for public records
and it does not possess records that are responsive to your request. The
Omaha Police Department has not purchased a facial recognition system nor
do we house any information in the department about it.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

*Bernard J. in den BoschDeputy City AttorneyCity of Omaha - Law
Department1819 Farnam Street, Suite 804Omaha, NE 68183Telephone: (402)
444-5022Facsimile: (402) 444-5125*
*E-Mail: *bernard.bosch@cityofomaha.org

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From: Bernard in den Bosch (Law)

You have received a response - you responded to it.

No such records exist because the City of Omaha does not have such a
system.

*Bernard J. in den BoschDeputy City AttorneyCity of Omaha - Law
Department1819 Farnam Street, Suite 804Omaha, NE 68183Telephone: (402)
444-5022Facsimile: (402) 444-5125*
*E-Mail: *bernard.bosch@cityofomaha.org

The information contained in this email contains confidential information
from the Omaha City Attorney’s Office that is intended solely for the
recipient set forth above. Any redistribution, copying or other
dissemination of the contents of this transmission is prohibited. Please be
advised that the contents of this email may be intercepted or diverted
through transmission over the internet and therefore the security of this
email cannot be guaranteed by the sender.

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