POPD 734 Location activity

Penny Allen filed this request with the Kitsap 911- CENCOM of Port Orchard, WA.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion Aug. 30, 2017
Status
Partially Completed

Communications

From: Penny Allen

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to RCW Ch. 42.56 (Public Records Act), I hereby request the following records:

"Pursuant to RCW 42.56, please provide for inspection all GPS Tracking reco
rds for the following Port Orchard Police Department Patrol car:

Car #734 for the following dates and time frames:
* October 25, 2015 7:00am through October 29, 2015 3:00pm
* June 28, 2016 9:00pm through June 29, 2016 10:00am
* August 7, 2016 9:00am through 3:00pm
* February 5, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 6, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 7, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am

* March 5, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 6, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 7, 2017 8:00am through 12:00 pm
* March 8, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 9, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm

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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Date 08/14/17

Penny Allen
MuckRock
DEPT MR 40617
411A Highland Ave
Sommerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Disclosure Request

Dear Penny Allen,

Thank you for your Public Disclosure Request dated 08/11/7 and received in our office on 08/11/17.

You have requested for GPS tracking records for the following Port Orchard Police Officer #734
* October 25, 2015 7:00am through October 29, 2015 3:00pm
* June 28, 2016 9:00pm through June 29, 2016 10:00am
* August 7, 2016 9:00am through 3:00pm
* February 5, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 6, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 7, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* March 5, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 6, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 7, 2017 8:00am through 12:00 pm
* March 8, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 9, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm

* We are reviewing your request and hope to have information no later than 08/30/17.

Sincerely,

Rachelle Tate
Kitsap 911 (CENCOM)
Custodian of Records
360-307-5804

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,
I sent you an email on 08/14/17 regarding this request with hoped to have an answer/information no later than 08/30/17. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Rachelle Tate

Date 08/30/17

Penny Allen
MuckRock
DEPT MR 40618
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

RE: Public Disclosure Request

Dear Penny Allen,

Thank you for your Public Disclosure Request dated 07/30/17.

You have requested for all GPS Tracking records for Port Orchard Police Department Patrol Car #734.

* The information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.240(13) exempts "Global positioning system data that would indicate the location of the residence of an employee of worker of a criminal agency as defined in RCW 10.97.030".

Sincerely,

Rachelle Tate
Kitsap 911 (CENCOM)
Custodian of Records
360-307-5804

From: Penny Allen

Dear Ms. Tate,
Respectfully, I appeal the decision to withhold vehicle location data from my public records request.

Your stated that the reason for withholding the records as:
* The information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to RCW 42.56.240(13) exempts "Global positioning system data that would indicate the location of the residence of an employee of worker of a criminal agency as defined in RCW 10.97.030"

Please see:
Open Policing and Phillip ]Mocek v. Seattle Police Department and City of Seattle,
King County Superior Court No. 14-2-26147-1 SEA agreed that This data belongs to the public,” “The citizenry deserves to know where the patrol cars go, how frequently, where they are used, and how often. There are numerous cases sharing this decision.

The decision in that matter and the numerous similar matters is that the;

"City shall disclose to Center the full and complete database of the Seattle Police Department's automatic vehicle location (AVL) data in its native electronic format, including data created from 7/10/13 to the date of this
agreement, except that for the following categories or types of trips the City may redact
AVL data constituting or showing the vehicle path (but not other data related to the
trip):
a. Residential'addresses of officers with take-home vehicles.
b. "Address filtered" incidents meaning if the call is near a sensitive
infrastructure and the offense is one that would disclose the location of
the infrastructure.
C. "Infrastructure checks" that reveal the location of critically-sensitive
infrastructure.
d. "Address filtered" incidents within a specific radius of a domestic
violence shelter and the offense would disclose the location of the
shelter.
e. Stakeout, SWAT, undercover-related and "Help the officer
. (emergency)" call types.
L Child-related calls.
g. Domestic violence related, rape related, and molesting calls.
h. "Assigned Duty" for "CenturyI.ink Stadium," "Community, School,
Special Event," and "Seattle Center Event"
i. "Help the Officer (Emergency)."

Please provide the requested documents with the appropriate redactions:

Patrol car #734 location data for the following dates:
* October 25, 2015 7:00am through October 29, 2015 3:00pm
* June 28, 2016 9:00pm through June 29, 2016 10:00am
* August 7, 2016 9:00am through 3:00pm
* February 5, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 6, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* February 7, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am
* March 5, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 6, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 7, 2017 8:00am through 12:00 pm
* March 8, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm
* March 9, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm

Sincerely,
Penny ALlen

From: Rachelle Tate

Dear Penny,

Kitsap 911 has received your request to reconsider its decision regarding your public records request. Kitsap 911 has determined that it will review the requested documents to determine if there is a way to provide the document and only redact that information that would be exempt per RCW 42.56.240(13). However, Kitsap 911 anticipates that it will need up to three weeks to complete that review.

Additionally, Kitsap 911 will also be providing third party notice to the City of Port Orchard regarding this request.

Thank you for your patience.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

Per request Kitsap911 completed a AVL data search for Officer 734 using the dates provided below.
We are releasing this data to you as batch one (1). We are investigating to see if we poses other responsive records and expect to that completed within the next two week.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Ms, Tate,
I want to follow up on the information released to me as 'batch one'. It would appear the batch is for portion of the request for Patrol car #734 location data for the following dates:
* October 25, 2015 7:00am through October 29, 2015 3:00pm.

The data provided covers October 25 and October 29.
I want to clarify that I am requesting records for the dates from Oct 25 to Oct 29. which would include the 26th 27th and 28th. I apologize if that was not clear in my initial request. Should I resubmit my request as the remainder of the request also includes a list of date ranges and are not singly listed days.

Thank you,
Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,
It looks like there was no AVL data available for 734 during those time periods.

* October 25, 2015 7:00am through October 29, 2015 3:00pm

10/25/15 0700-2359: Data included

10/26/15 0000-2359: No AVL Data for 734

10/26/15 0000-2359: No AVL Data for 734

10/27/15 0000-2359: No AVL Data for 734

10/28/15 0000-2359: No AVL Data for 734

10/29/15 0000-1500: Data included

* June 28, 2016 9:00pm through June 29, 2016 10:00am

06/28/16 2100-2359: No AVL Data for 734

06/29/16 0000-1000: No AVL Data for 734

* August 7, 2016 9:00am through 3:00pm: No AVL Data for 734

* February 5, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am: No AVL Data for 734
* February 6, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am: No AVL Data for 734
* February 7, 2017 4:00am through 7:00am: No AVL Data for 734
* March 5, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm: No AVL Data for 734
* March 6, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm: No AVL Data for 734
* March 7, 2017 8:00am through 12:00 pm: No AVL Data for 734
* March 8, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm: No AVL Data for 734
* March 9, 2017 8:00am through 12:00pm: No AVL Data for 734

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

Per request I am attaching the GPS log files from Officer 734 MCT, with locations redacted after the Tacoma Narrows bridge, as he lives on that side of the water.
All agencies received new MCT’s in July of 2017 so there is no log data available from anything before then.
Please consider your request complete. If you have any questions please feel free to call/email.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Hi,

Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it. I do have a few follow up questions. I'm not sure I understand why new MCT's would render data unavailable? Is there a different agency the data was transferred to? What date were the MCT's changed?

Sincerely,
Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

The GPS log data was not created prior to the CAD Software upgrade in July 2016. This is the same time that the agencies MCTs were replaced and upgraded to include the new software.

I apologize for any confusion my prior email gave with a 2017 date; as it should have been 2016.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Ms. Tate,
No problem, that's an easy mistake to make. So, is there another agency who would have the earlier records?
Thanks,
Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

The files created on a MCT were not created prior to July 2016.
And the server side logging/tracking is done exclusively in our software & system.
So, no other agency would have GPS tracking as it is done through our system.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Hello again Rachelle,
I'd like to clarify- that POPD did not know officers' locations at all prior to July 2016- am I understanding correctly?
Thanks again!
Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

There are two ways that AVL data in our system can be tracked; in addition to an officer looking at a MCT while on duty that shows the location of all officers (this is not logged).
The first system only took effect in July 2016 which is the files being generated locally on a MCT and those are the ones that I sent to you this afternoon.
The second way is the server side tracking of all officers and that is what we queried prior to July 2016 using the dates you requested. And the only data located was that provided on 09/25/17.

I hope this helps.

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Hello Rachelle,

You've been very helpful, I really appreciate it! I have a question I hope you can easily answer for me. In looking over the data, the time stamp starts at 00:00:00. Is it accurate to assume that is a start of shift stamp or a 'counter' and not an actual time stamp?

Thank you again,
Penny Allen

From: Rachelle Tate

Penny,

This data is raw GPS data in the NMEA standard format and conversions need to be done to accurately convert the time stamps and Latitude and longitude coordinates to a standard format.

Hope this helps!

Rachelle Tate
Administrative Specialist for Finance & Human Resources
Records Custodian
Kitsap 911
360-307-5804

https://www.facebook.com/cencomkitsap911

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From: Penny Allen

Got it. Thanks for all your help!
Penny Allen

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