Facial Recognition Systems (San Francisco Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # P002362-033117
Est. Completion None
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From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Curtis Waltman

From: San Francisco Police Records Portal

Dear curtis waltman:

Thank you for your interest in public records of the San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD").

The San Francisco Police Department ("SFPD") received your Public Records request, dated March 31, 2017 and given the reference number P002362-033117 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested: March 31, 2017 San Francisco Police Department San Francisco Police Department Public Records Officer, Media Relations 1245 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94158To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records: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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Curtis Waltman------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 35613-09903884@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 35613 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516

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April 12, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com (mailto:requests@muckrock.com) Curtis Waltman
Dept MR 35613 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02
RE: Public Records Request, dated March 31, 2017, Reference # P002362-033117
Dear curtis waltman:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated March 31, 2017, on April 12, 2017.
You requested, "
March 31, 2017 San Francisco Police Department San Francisco Police Department Public Records Officer, Media Relations 1245 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94158To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records: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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Curtis Waltman------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 35613-09903884@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 35613 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"
Although SFPD has 10 calendar days to respond to your request, we are invoking an additional 14 day extension of time to respond to your request pursuant to Government Code section 6253(c) because of the need to search, collect, review, and consult with another department. Once it has been determined whether or not the information you request is responsive and subject to disclosure we will advise you as soon practicable but no later than .
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7395.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Grace Gatpandan
Media Relations
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April 13, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com

curtis waltman
Dept MR 35613 411A Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02

RE: Public Records Request, dated March 31, 2017, Reference # P002362-033117

Dear Curtis Waltman:

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated March 31, 2017, on April 13, 2017.

You requested, " March 31, 2017 San Francisco Police Department San Francisco Police Department Public Records Officer, Media Relations 1245 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94158To Whom It May Concern:Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records: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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.Sincerely,Curtis Waltman------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): 35613-09903884@requests.muckrock.comFor mailed responses, please address (see note): MuckRock DEPT MR 35613 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516"

The Police Department has determined there are no responsive documents to your request. We do not use facial recognition technology.

Thank you for your attention.

Sincerely,
Officer Grace Gatpandan #80
Media Relations
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