Drone Documents (Orange County Sheriff's Office)

Shawn Musgrave filed this request with the Orange County Sheriff's Office of Orange County, FL.
Tracking # 13-46352
Status
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From: Shawn Musgrave

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

All documents created from January 2005 to the date this request is processed related to the agency's use of aerial drones, remotely piloted vehicles (RPVs), remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), unmanned aerials (UAs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and/or unmanned aerial systems (UASs)(hereinafter “drones”).

Please search specifically for the below document categories, and respond to each of the categories and items:

1) Acquisition documents:

i) requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals/quotes submitted by vendors, contracts, leases, budget requests, project/equipment budgets, cost allocations or reimbursements for the purchase of drone equipment;

ii) Grant applications and award letters for drone equipment purchases;

iii) Insurance contracts for all drone equipment;

iv) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head or agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) and drone vendors, manufacturers or retailers;

v) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and agency quartermaster (or individual responsible for equipment purchases and maintenance) regarding acquisition, lease or use of drone equipment;

vi) Communications (including electronic communications) between the agency head and the governor, mayor and city/town manager regarding the acquisition of drones;

vii) Applications (including all components and support documentation) for Certificates of Waiver/Authorization (COA) from the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as COA grant notifications and final agreement;

viii) Contracts for services related to drones, such as data storage, data analysis, image storage, image analysis, video storage, video analysis, operation, maintenance;

2) Equipment logs:

i) Inventories/logs/lists/databases of all drones owned, leased or operated by or for the agency;

ii) Maintenance logs for all drones owned, leased or otherwise operated by or for the agency;

3) Policy documents:

i) Policies, guidelines, protocols, manuals and/or instructions on the use/operation of drones and usage of data, images and video obtained from drone flights;

ii) Communications from the agency head, quartermaster (or individual responsible for overseeing equipment purchases and maintenance) on approved uses for drones;

iii) Memorandums of understanding (MOUs), memorandums of agreement (MOAs) or any other agreements or contracts with other government agencies, private corporations, organizations or individuals to share drone equipment, data, images or video or to operate drones on behalf of the agency;

4) Training documents:

i) Curriculum used to train drone operators and observers;

ii) Training log for all drone operators and observers;

iii) Certifications of training completion for all drone operators and observers;

iv) Contracts, purchase orders, budget requests or reimbursement orders for training sessions for all drone operators and observers;

5) Usage documents:

i) Flight logs for all drone flights, including training flights;

ii) Flight logs transmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration pursuant to Certificate of Waiver/Authorization (COA) requirements;

iii) Reprimands relating to drones, including misuse of equipment and failure to properly maintain equipment.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Shawn Musgrave

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 Oct. 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jennifer Albrecht Records Custodian

Good morning,

This email will confirm receipt of a public records request for documents related to the Orange County Sheriff's Office use of aerial drones.

Please be advised that we are looking to determine whether we have any responsive records.

Thank you,

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff's Office
407-254-7049

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 Oct. 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Jennifer Albrecht Records Custodian

Mr. Musgrave,

I am preparing an invoice for the records I have. I can email the invoice to you or mail it, do you have a preference?

Thank you,

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff's Office
407-254-7049

From: Shawn Musgrave

Ms. Albrecht,

An emailed invoice would be easier for me. Thank you!

Best,
Shawn

From: Jennifer Albrecht Records Custodian

Mr. Musgrave,

Please find attached an invoice for records regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

Thank you,

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff's Office
407-254-7049

PLEASE NOTE: Florida has a very broad public records law (F. S. 119).
All e-mails to and from County Officials are kept as a public record.
Your e-mail communications, including your e-mail address may be
disclosed to the public and media at any time.

From: Shawn Musgrave

Thank you. I've just dropped the check in the mail as requested.

Best,
Shawn

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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 Oct. 23, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-46352.

Thank you for your help.

From: Orange County Sheriff's Office

Mr. Musgrave,

Records were placed in the mail on December 9th.

Thank you,

Jennifer Albrecht
Records Custodian
Orange County Sheriff's Office
407-254-7049

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