Facial Recognition Systems (Portland Police Bureau)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Portland Police Bureau of Portland, OR.
Tracking #

S067292-042018

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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents:

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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: Portland Police Bureau

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RE:  Police General Records Request of April 20, 2018 Reference#S067292-042018

Dear Curtis,

This City received a Public Records Request from you on April 20, 2018 for the following:

In order to begin processing this request a pre-payment must be made*.  Please log in to the Portland Public Records Request Center (copy and right click this link to open it in your browser) and make a payment on this request. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/prr)
You may pay by electronic check or credit card by going to "My Public Records Request Center" and select "View My Payments".  Then scroll to find an invoice in the status of "payment pending" and select "Make Payment".  Follow the screen prompts to make a payment.  Alternatively, you may mail a check made payable to "The City of Portland".  Please be sure and provide the Record Request Reference number ( S067292-042018) on your check and mail it to:

Portland Police BureauRecords Division 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126
Portland, OR  97204
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Sincerely,

Police Bureau
City of Portland

From: Portland Police Bureau

Dear Curtis:

The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on April 20, 2018 and given the reference number S067292-042018 for tracking purposes.

Record Requested:  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

At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure.

Please be advised that a pre-payment from you may be required.  If a pre-payment is required, you will receive a separate notice with instructions.  You may click here to access the payments page. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=CustomerIssues.aspx)

You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Thank you for using the Portland Public Records Request Center.
Please note that the Police Bureau is currently experiencing a significant backlog of public records requests (both electronic and hardcopy requests).  Please expect up to 4 weeks before a response is received concerning your public records request.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  Thank you for your patience.
To monitor the progress or update your request click here:
Portland Public Records Request Center (https://PORTLANDOR.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=67292&coid=)

From: Portland Police Bureau

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Email Subject: RE: Oregon Public Records Law Request #S067292-042018 Email Body: TO: "Portland Public Records Request Center"[portlandor@mycusthelp.net]Portland Police BureauOPRL Office1111 Southwest 2nd AvenuePortland, OR 97204May 7, 2018This is a follow up to request number S067292-042018:To Whom It May Concern:I wanted to follow up on the following Oregon Public Records Law request, copied below, and originally submitted on March 31, 2017. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #S067292-042018.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 35571-14912935@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/portland-police-bureau-396/facial-recognition-systems-portland-police-bureau-35571/?uuid-login=bc0cb0d9-7724-414a-bb4f-de19732dac7d&email=portlandor%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 35571411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.---On April 20, 2018:Dear Curtis: The City of Portland acknowledges receipt of your Public Records Request.  Your request was received in this office on April 20, 2018 and given the reference number S067292-042018 for tracking purposes. Record Requested:  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 At this time, the City is uncertain whether it is the custodian of the requested record.  The City will review your request to determine if it has responsive records.  The City will then gather an estimate of the costs to provide copies of requested public records for which the City does not claim an exemption from disclosure.  The City is permitted to charge its actual costs to provide records.  Fees include research time to locate and analyze the requested records, even if no records are located or if the requested records are determined to be exempt from disclosure. Please be advised that a pre-payment from you may be required.  If a pre-payment is required, you will receive a separate notice with instructions.  You may click here to access the payments page. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=CustomerIssues.aspx) You can monitor the progress of your request at the link below.  Thank you for using the Portland Public Records Request Center. Please note that the Police Bureau is currently experiencing a significant backlog of public records requests (both electronic and hardcopy requests).  Please expect up to 4 weeks before a response is received concerning your public records request.  For status updates concerning your public records request please refer to the Portland Public Records Request Center via the link below.  Thank you for your patience. To monitor the progress or update your request click here: Portland Public Records Request Center (https://PORTLANDOR.mycusthelp.com/WEBAPP/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=67292&coid=)---On April 20, 2018:If you have already made your payment, thank you, please disregard this message. RE:  Police General Records Request of April 20, 2018 Reference#S067292-042018 Dear Curtis, This City received a Public Records Request from you on April 20, 2018 for the following: In order to begin processing this request a pre-payment must be made*.  Please log in to the Portland Public Records Request Center (copy and right click this link to open it in your browser) and make a payment on this request. (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/prr) You may pay by electronic check or credit card by going to "My Public Records Request Center" and select "View My Payments".  Then scroll to find an invoice in the status of "payment pending" and select "Make Payment".  Follow the screen prompts to make a payment.  Alternatively, you may mail a check made payable to "The City of Portland".  Please be sure and provide the Record Request Reference number ( S067292-042018) on your check and mail it to: Portland Police BureauRecords Division 1111 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 1126 Portland, OR  97204 *Please note that you will need to disable your pop-up blocker on your browser's settings in order to make an online payment. *Please see this Answer for more information: A006257-010816 (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/66961?qaframe=AnswerDetail.aspx%3Finc%3D6257) Sincerely, Police Bureau City of Portland---On March 31, 2017:To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following documents: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 yearsThe 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.Sincerely,Curtis WaltmanFiled via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 35571-14912935@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/portland-police-bureau-396/facial-recognition-systems-portland-police-bureau-35571/?uuid-login=bc0cb0d9-7724-414a-bb4f-de19732dac7d&email=portlandor%40mycusthelp.net#agency-replyIs this email coming to the wrong contact? Something else wrong? Use the above link to let us know.For mailed responses, please address (see note):MuckRock NewsDEPT MR 35571411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request was filed by a MuckRock staff reporter. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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