Mobile Biometric Technologies (Phoenix Police Department)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Phoenix Police Department of Phoenix, AZ.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Michael Morisy

Dear Custodian of Records/Public Records Coordinator,

I am collaborating with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a public interest group, and the media organization MuckRock, to survey how law enforcement agencies deploy mobile biometric technologies.

Mobile biometric technologies can be defined as any mobile device or mobile app used by law enforcement agencies to scan, capture, analyze, store, or automatically recognize any physical or biological characteristic of a subject. Commonly used mobile biometric technologies include fingerprint/thumbprint collection, facial recognition, scans of the iris or other elements of the human eye, Rapid DNA, and tattoo recognition. (Please see below for examples.)

Pursuant to Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. Secs. 39-121 to 39-122 and 39-128, I request the following records pertaining to mobile biometric technologies, including those listed above, as well as other biometric technologies I have not identified:

1) Purchasing and procurement documents, including but not limited to: purchase orders, RFPs, responses to RFPs, invoices and contracts

2) Policy, procedural, and training documents, including but not limited to: use policies, standard operating procedures, training materials, presentations, privacy assessments, data retention policies, and other guidelines

3) Programming documents, including but not limited to: funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports

4) Audit documents, including but not limited to: audits of the system, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies

In your response, I would appreciate that you individually address each of the above categories of documents individually.

In addition to the above classes of documents, I am also seeking the following information:

- The total number of individuals whose biometric data has been collected over the last three years,
- The total number of [biometric data points] contained in the agency’s database
- The retention period for biometric data
- The number of mobile biometrics devices purchased and in use
- The total number of authorized users of the mobile biometrics devices
- Which external agencies and entities have access to biometric data in the database and under what conditions,
- Whether biometric data is combined with biographic data such as name and address in the database, and
- The process by which data is entered into the database

These documents will be published online and inform the public dialog over police technology. Because of the great public interest in these issues, I ask that you waive any fees. If your agency is unable to do so, please contact me with an estimate of the costs.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Yael Grauer

Examples:

Mobile facial recognition
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/nov/08/cir-facial-recognition-software-san-diego/

Mobile fingerprint readers
http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/magazine/index.cfm?fuseaction=display_arch&article_id=1824&issue_id=62009

Mobile iris scanners
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/20/us-crime-identification-iris-idUSTRE76J4A120110720

Rapid DNA
http://www.policemag.com/channel/technology/articles/2014/02/speeding-up-dna-analysis.aspx

Mobile Tattoo Recognition
http://www.lawofficer.com/articles/print/volume-10/issue-4/features/new-smartphone-app-interprets.html

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 Aug. 9, 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: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

This request is still pending.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

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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 Aug. 9, 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: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

I emailed the department I am still waiting on, so as of right now the records are still pending.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

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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 Aug. 9, 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: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

This request is still pending. I have put in a 3rd request. I am still awaiting on the department to provide me records.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

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From: PPD, Public Records

Hello,

We are currently still pending records needing to be provided to us. As soon as we receive the records, we will contact you.

Thanks

Public Records, Code Enforcement Unit

Phoenix Police Department

public.records.ppd@phoenix.gov<mailto:public.records.ppd@phoenix.gov>

p:602.534.1127 f:602.534.4599

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From: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

Your request is still pending. I have emailed the custodian about the status.

Thank you

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

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From: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

Your request is still pending. I have emailed the custodian again about the status.

Thank you

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

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From: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

I have received the records but have not processed them. Once I have completed your request I will email you with the fee.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

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From: Krystal S Lopez

Mr. Grauer,

The records are ready and the fee will be $15.39 due. Please mail in payment to 1717 E. Grant Street Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

PRIDE

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From: MuckRock

Phoenix Police Department
ATTN: Krystal Lopez
1717 E. Grant Street Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $15.39 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Krystal S Lopez

I emailed you for pick up reference your request back on December 15, 2015. I have not received payment. The records will only be held till the end of February and then purged out. Once they are purged out you will need to resubmit a new public records request. Again the fee is $15.39 and you were emailed for pick up on December 15, 2015.

Thank you,

Krystal Lopez Police Records Clerk

Phoenix Police Department

Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov<mailto:Krystal.Lopez@phoenix.gov>

p: 602-534-1127 f: 602-534-4599

"Policing with a P.R.I.D.E"

PRIDE

Protection | Respect | Integrity | Dedication | Excellence

Visit us online! www.phoenix.gov/police<http://www.phoenix.gov/police>

Follow us on Twitter- www.twitter.com/phoenixpolice<http://www.twitter.com/phoenixpolice>

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From: Phoenix Police Department

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

From: Phoenix Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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