Port Orchard Police Department GPS devices/ Cell Phone Location Data

Penny Allen filed this request with the Port Orchard Police Department of Port Orchard, WA .
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From: Penny Allen

To Whom It May Concern:

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

All records relating to acquisition of GPS tracking devices/cell phone location records. This request encompasses records regarding real-time tracking devices and records regarding where gps devices/cell phones have been in the past, and it encompasses all available methods of locating gps devices/cell phones, including "cell site," triangulation, and GPS. This request includes but is not limited to the following records:

(a) Policies, procedures and practices you follow to obtain GPS devices, GPS device/ cell phone location records;
(b) Data retention policies, detailing how long gps device/cell phone location records are kept, databases in which they are placed, and agencies (federal, state and local) with which they are shared;
(c) The use of gps devices/cell phone location records to identify "communities of interest" (detailing those persons who have been called, or called by a target) in investigations;
(d) The use of cell phone location records to identify all of the cell phones at a particular location;
(e) Use of "digital fences" (systems whereby POPD receives a notification whenever a gps device/ cell phone comes within a specific geographic area)
(f) The legal standard (e.g. probable cause, relevance) applicable to obtaining and placing a GPS device and/or obtaining cell phone location records;
(g) Judicial decisions and orders ruling on applications to place gps tracking devices and/or obtain cell phone location records;
(h) Statistics regarding your use of gps devices and gps device/cell phone location records, including the number of emergency requests for which no court order was obtained;
(i) The format in which gps/cell location records are provided (e.g. hard copy, or through online databases);
(j) Communications with gps device/cell phone companies and providers of location-based services and devices regarding gps device/cell phone location records, including:
-company manuals, pricing, and data access policies;
-invoices reflecting payments for obtaining gps device/cell phone location records;

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: Cyndi M. Circelli

Ms. Allen,

Please see the attached in response to your below attached request for records.

Sincerely,

Cyndi Circelli
Office Manager
Port Orchard Police Department
546 Bay Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 876-1700

From: Cyndi M. Circelli

Please see the attached response to your request for records.

Sincerely,

Cyndi Circelli
Office Manager
Port Orchard Police Department
546 Bay Street
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 876-1700

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