SFPD Facial Recognition Systems Use

Anthony Miller filed this request with the San Francisco Police Department of San Francisco, CA.
Tracking # FR00372
Est. Completion Nov. 2, 2017
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Anthony Miller

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

Sincerely,

Anthony J. Miller

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,

Anthony Miller

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Dear Anthony Miller:

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 October 20, 2017 and given the reference number P003472-102017 for tracking purposes.

Record(s) Requested:

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October 27, 2017
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Anthony Miller
DEPT MR 44842 411A HIGHLAND AVE
SOMERVILLE, MA 02114
RE: Public Records Request, dated October 20, 2017, Reference # P003472-102017
Dear Anthony Miller:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated October 20, 2017, on October 27, 2017.
You requested, "
October 19, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.Sincerely,Anthony J. MillerThe 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,Anthony Miller ------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-francisco-police-department-367/sfpd-facial-recognition-systems-use-44842/?email=sfpdmediarelations%40sfgov.org&uuid-login=20218bfd-de21-4759-94dc-fbec15387d72#agency-reply Is 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 DEPT MR 44842 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock"
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 11/13/2017.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7199.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Robert Rueca
Media Relations
October 27, 2017
Via email requests@muckrock.com
Anthony Miller
DEPT MR 44842 411A HIGHLAND AVE
SOMERVILLE, MA 02114
RE: Public Records Request, dated October 20, 2017, Reference # P003472-102017
Dear Anthony Miller:
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) received your Public Records Act request, dated October 20, 2017, on October 27, 2017.
You requested, "
October 19, 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 would request your response within ten (10) business days.Sincerely,Anthony J. MillerThe 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,Anthony Miller ------ Filed via MuckRock.com E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-francisco-police-department-367/sfpd-facial-recognition-systems-use-44842/?email=sfpdmediarelations%40sfgov.org&uuid-login=20218bfd-de21-4759-94dc-fbec15387d72#agency-reply Is 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 DEPT MR 44842 411A Highland Ave Somerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock"
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 11/13/2017.
If you have any questions, please contact me at 415-837-7199.
Thank you for your attention.
Sincerely,
Robert Rueca
Media Relations
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Unfortunately your email was not recognized and has not been routed accordingly.  Please be advised that if you wish to submit a new request or check on the status of an already submitted request, you should visit the Description: TO: [sanfranciscopd@mycusthelp.net]San Francisco Police DepartmentPublic Records Officer, Media Relations 1245 3rd StreetSan Francisco, CA 94158November 6, 2017This is a follow up to request number FR00372:To Whom It May Concern:I'm following up on the following California Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 19, 2017. You had previously indicated that it would be completed on Nov. 2, 2017. I wanted to check on the status of my request, and to see if there was a new estimated completion date. You had assigned it reference number #FR00372.Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.Filed via MuckRock.comE-mail (Preferred): 44842-32789020@requests.muckrock.comUpload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/san-francisco-police-department-367/sfpd-facial-recognition-systems-use-44842/?email=sanfranciscopd%40mycusthelp.net&uuid-login=c29696b6-1249-4c42-9f70-7dac4a796836#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 44842411A Highland AveSomerville, MA 02144-2516PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. 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 Oct. 27, 2017:

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From: Anthony Miller

Hello,

I am trying to track the status of a request, the request number being P003472-102017, but through the tracking website portal it doesn't show. Can you please update me on the status of the request?

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