Traffic Stop Data

Peter Baumgartner filed this request with the Routt County Sheriff's Office of Routt County, CO.
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From: Peter Baumgartner


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records of traffic stops in Routt County for the past 10 years. At a minimum please include the following information:

Date and time of stop
Officer Name
Officer Badge Number
Vehicle Make
Vehicle Year
Driver Sex
Driver Age
Driver Race
Reason for Stop
Location

If additional information is available please include it as well.
If possible, I would like to receive the data in a standard machine readable form such as a CSV or database dump.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Peter Baumgartner

From: Routt County Sheriff's Office

Mr. Baumgartner:

We have received your request (below) and are sending you our pecuniary gains statement for criminal justice records request. Please fill out the attached form and note that your request will require payment. We estimate, due to the size of the information being requested that this will take approximately 5 hours to process and will not charge for the first hour. We will require a payment returned with the attached form of $134.32 (4 hours * $33.58). Should this request take longer than 5 hours, we will bill for the difference.
Thank you.

Jill Lamb
Routt County Sheriff's Office
2027 Shield Dr.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Colorado Open Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 12, 2020. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.

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On June 12, 2020:
Subject: Colorado Open Records Act Request: Traffic Stop Data

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Colorado Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All records of traffic stops in Routt County for the past 10 years. At a minimum please include the following information:

Date and time of stop
Officer Name
Officer Badge Number
Vehicle Make
Vehicle Year
Driver Sex
Driver Age
Driver Race
Reason for Stop
Location

If additional information is available please include it as well.
If possible, I would like to receive the data in a standard machine readable form such as a CSV or database dump.

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 3 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Peter Baumgartner

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From: Peter Baumgartner


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $134.32 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: Peter Baumgartner

Hi Jill, a check for the records should have been mailed to you on June 24. Could you confirm receipt? Thanks.

From: Routt County Sheriff's Office

The check was returned with the attached letter. Our pecuniary gains request form was not filled out or signed.

Jill Lamb
Routt County Sheriff's Office
2027 Shield Dr
Steamboat Spring, CO 80487

From: Routt County Sheriff's Office

A fix is required to perfect the request.

From: Routt County Sheriff's Office

Good morning,

Your request for traffic stops in Routt County has been received and filled. Please note that the ONLY records Routt County Sheriff's Office can release are those for the Sheriff's Office. This does not include other jurisdictions such as any city limits within the county, or any records held by Colorado State Patrol.
That being said, our records management system is able to produce the attached reports only. "The Colorado Supreme Court held that custodians of computerized public records need not manipulate data in order to create a new record upon request of a member of the public." (994P.2d 420)
There will be a difference in the total citations demographics (3795) and the total number of traffic citations issued as our citation table is for more than just traffic citations. Our system goes back to 2012 so this will only be for the past 8 years. Also, our system does not have demographics for traffic warnings.
I am returning your check # 10153 for $134.32 today. Thank you.

Jill Lamb
Routt County Sheriff's Office
2027 Shield Dr
Steamboat Spring, CO 80487

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