CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – UNMANNED AERIEL VEHICLES (San Diego Police Department)

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project filed this request with the San Diego Police Department of San Diego, CA.
Tracking #

19-192

Multi Request CALIFORNIA PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST – UNMANNED AERIEL VEHICLES
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From: Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Per the California Public Records Act (Govt. Code 6250-6270), I am writing to request the following information from your office for the period January 1, 2015 to the date of this letter.

Number, if any, of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles (UAV's or drones) owned by this department or agency.

Number, if any, of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles (UAV's or drones) available for use by this department or agency via collaborative agreements that were utilized within the period encompassing this request. Please provide the name of the department or agency that made the Unmanned Aeriel Vehicle available to this department or agency for use.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of an Unmanned Aeriel Vehicle.

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles technology including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles.

Please notify me when this information is available.

Thank you for your attention to this request and for your prompt reply within 10 days.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Aaron Swartz Day Police Surveillance Project

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Your first City of San Diego record request (request number #19-192) has been submitted.
It is currently unpublished and is not available for the general public to view.

Please be advised that City staff have received your CPRA request. Within the next 10 days, we will determine whether your request seeks copies of disclosable records in the City's possession or whether the City will require an extension.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Your record request #19-193 has been submitted.
It is currently under review and is not available for the general public to view.

Please be advised that City staff have received your CPRA request. Within the next 10 days, we will determine whether your request seeks copies of disclosable records in the City's possession or whether the City will require an extension.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-193:

Mr. Swartz,

Your request was already submitted and is being processed under number: 19-192.

Kind regards.

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From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Department assignment for records request #19-192 has changed:

Added: Public Records Administration .

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

A message was sent to you regarding record request #19-192:

Mr. Swartz,

Responsive records have been uploaded. Please note that certain records have been redacted and/or withheld pursuant to the following Government Code exemptions:

Number, if any, of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles (UAV's or drones) owned by this department or agency.

The SDPD currently owns seven (7) Unmanned Aircraft Systems. All aircraft are currently registered with the FAA.

See Attachment A – SDPD UAS Aircraft Inventory.pdf

Number, if any, of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles (UAV's or drones) available for use by this department or agency via collaborative agreements that were utilized within the period encompassing this request. Please provide the name of the department or agency that made the Unmanned Aeriel Vehicle available to this department or agency for use.

No Responsive Documents.

Any documents or correspondence during the period encompassing this request regarding possible or planned acquisition of an Unmanned Aeriel Vehicle.

The SDPD currently only has one (1) request submitted for the planned acquisition of a Tethered UAS. 

Responsive records are withheld per the following exemptions:

GCS 6254 (k) Evidence Code 1060 (Trade Secrets and/or Competitive proposals withheld until negotiations are complete to avoid prejudicing the public.)

GCS 6254 (a) (Preliminary Draft)

Any existing or proposed usage policies regarding the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles technology including protocols, training documents, data storage procedures and prohibited activities.

Department Procedure 8.23 Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

SDPD Department Policies and Procedures link:

https://www.sandiego.gov/police/about/procedures

All other related documents of this type are exempt per Government code section 6254(a) [Preliminary draft].

Any current or past litigation involving or referencing this department or agency involving the use of Unmanned Aeriel Vehicles.

No Responsive Documents.

Kind regards.

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Documents have been released for record request #19-192:

* PRA 19-192_Attachment A - SDPD UAS Aircraft Inventory.pdf

* https://www.sandiego.gov/police/about/procedures

  • PRA2019-192_Attachment20A20-20SDPD20UAS20Aircraft20Inventory.pdf

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Record request #19-192 has been closed.

From: San Diego Police Department

City of San Diego

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Hi there

Record request #19-192 has been published and is now available for public view.

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  • PRA2019-192_Attachment20A20-20SDPD20UAS20Aircraft20Inventory.pdf