Mobile Phone Forensics Tools (San Jose Police Department)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the San Jose Police Department of San Jose, CA.
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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:

The following request is in regards to mobile phone forensics tools such as devices made by the company Cellebrite, IP Box made by MDSec, Kessler Innovations products, or analysis programs such as those produced by COMPELSON Labs.

-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.
-Records of communication with the domains CellebriteUSA.com, investigation.com, or mdsec.net from either the chief of police or head of procurement.
-guidelines and/or internal policy on the use of mobile phone forensics tools and software
-Any utilization logs for these tools

invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents

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: Becker, Tamara

The City has received your request for records copied below and forwarded to our departments for research.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager

From: Becker, Tamara

The City is researching your request and has a follow-up question. Could you provide a timeframe for the records being sought in the request below?

Thank-you,

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager

From: Curtis Waltman

Absolutely, apologies for not including a timeline initially. 1/1/11 to the date the request is processed on will work perfectly. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Andrade, Andrew

Hi Curtis,

We have two invoices on-hand and a few more that we are requesting from our Records Center. Attached are the two invoices and I will email the other ones when we receive them. I am cc’ing Veronica from PD to include her on any documentation we are providing.

Andrew Andrade
Finance | Administration
P: 408-535-7004

From: Morales, Veronica (Posada)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

I wanted to provide you with an update on your request.

At this time we will require an extension to complete your request. Government Code 6253(c) of the California Public Records Act allows up to 10 days to respond to requests for public records. It also permits the extension of that deadline by an additional 14 days in the case of unusual circumstances including “the need to search for, collect, and appropriately examine a voluminous amount of separate and distinct records that are demanded in a single request.” Your request fits this circumstance and thus the City will require the entire 24 days allowed in order to respond. The anticipated response date is no later than April 20, 2017.

Additionally, would you clarify item 4 below. Are you requesting utilization logs for each time this equipment was used or are you requesting logs related to invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, and procurement documents? There is a space between the text below and it is not clear what the request is for.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Veronica P. Morales
Analyst, Research & Development Unit
San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone (408) 537-1657 Fax (408) 277-3198
veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov>
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This communication is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may be protected by law. If you receive this in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error and delete this communication and any attached documents from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Curtis Waltman

Hi Veronica,

My sincere apologies for the confusion, not quite sure how that confusing text got there. I wanted contractual documents like purchase orders and delivery orders etc., but not logs relating to those records, I meant for the utilization log to be for every time the device was used, yes. Thank you for clarifying and your work on my request. I appreciate it very much.

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Morales, Veronica (Posada)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

Please find the attached response letter and corresponding record. Please contact me for any questions.

Thank you.
Veronica P. Morales
Analyst, Research & Development Unit
San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone (408) 537-1657 Fax (408) 277-3198
veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov>
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This communication is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may be protected by law. If you receive this in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error and delete this communication and any attached documents from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $10.93 for the electronic scanning for the records responsive to my request, so I may receive them electronically. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Curtis Waltman

From: Andrade, Andrew

Hi Curtis,

Attached are emails related to this request. This will be email 1 of 2

Andrew Andrade
Finance | Administration
P: 408-535-7004

From: Andrade, Andrew

Hi Curtis,

Email 2/2.

Andrew Andrade
Finance | Administration
P: 408-535-7004

From: San Jose Police Department

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Becker, Tamara

Mr. Waltman,

Attached is the final document from Finance related to the above identified request.

This will close your request with the City.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager

From: Becker, Tamara

Mr. Waltman,

Attached are Finance records responsive to your public records request. I have one more set of documents to send you.

Tamara Becker
Open Government Manager

March 24, 2017
San Jose Police Department
201 West Mission Street
San Jose, CA 95110

To Whom It May Concern:

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

The following request is in regards to mobile phone forensics tools such as devices made by the company Cellebrite, IP Box made by MDSec, Kessler Innovations products, or analysis programs such as those produced by COMPELSON Labs.

-Contractual documents. Examples of this are invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents etc.
-Records of communication with the domains CellebriteUSA.com, investigation.com, or mdsec.net from either the chief of police or head of procurement.
-guidelines and/or internal policy on the use of mobile phone forensics tools and software
-Any utilization logs for these tools

invoices, purchases orders, contracts, loan agreements, procurement documents

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

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From: Morales, Veronica (Posada)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

I am in receipt of your check payment for $10.93. I will begin to review the responsive documents for any redactions. I will send the records to you electronically by or before next week, May 11. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.
Veronica P. Morales
Analyst, Research & Development Unit
San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone (408) 537-1657 Fax (408) 277-3198
veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov>
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This communication is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may be protected by law. If you receive this in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error and delete this communication and any attached documents from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Morales, Veronica (Posada)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

I wanted to provide you with an update on your request. I am continuing to review the records for redactions and I have to review this information with our City Attorney’s office. Therefore, the records will not be available until next week. I apologize for the delay.

Thank you.
Veronica P. Morales
Analyst, Research & Development Unit
San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone (408) 537-1657 Fax (408) 277-3198
veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov>
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This communication is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may be protected by law. If you receive this in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error and delete this communication and any attached documents from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

From: Morales, Veronica (Posada)

Hello Mr. Waltman,

Your request is complete. Please find the attached records responsive to your request:

- Attachment 2_Cellebrite Purchasing docs_Redacted

Please note that personal identifying information (i.e. cellular phone numbers) has been redacted. Personal identification information is protected from public disclosure under the right to privacy in Article I, Section 1 of the California Constitution and therefore is exempt from public disclosure under Government Code 6254(k).

Secondly, the records also contain financial information (i.e. credit card numbers) that has been redacted under California Government Code 6255 as disclosure could result in fraud or misuse of account numbers for illegal purposes.

Lastly, the records also contain investigative techniques, which have been redacted under California Government Code 6254(f) and California Government Code 6255 as the public interest in nondisclosure clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Veronica P. Morales
Analyst, Research & Development Unit
San Jose Police Department, 201 W. Mission St., San Jose, CA 95110
Phone (408) 537-1657 Fax (408) 277-3198
veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov<mailto:veronica.morales@sanjoseca.gov>
NOTICE TO RECIPIENT: This communication is intended only for the person to whom it is addressed and may be protected by law. If you receive this in error, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, or copying is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately of the error and delete this communication and any attached documents from your system. Thank you for your cooperation.

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