Freedom of Information Request: Redwood City Police Department

Victoria Owens filed this request with the Redwood City Police Department of San Mateo County, CA.
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From: Victoria Owens

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1. any requests for proposals, proposals submitted by vendors, contracts, budgets or cost allocations for the purchase, research of and/or use of aerial drones, UAs, UAVs, and UASs (hereinafter “drones”);
2. any policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on the use of drones by police, including on the legal process required (such as a warrant or court order), if any, before operating a drone;
3. any departmental records concerning the use of and/or research of drones now or plans to use drones in the future including:
a. the types of investigations or instances in which this department is using or plans to use drones, or how it plans to support, manage or oversee the usage of drones by another department or office;
b. policies, guidelines, manuals and/or instructions on storage requirements or procedures for video or static images obtained through use of drones, including retention times;
c. the altitude at which drones can or do fly;
d. drones’ ability to carry weapons.

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.


Victoria Owens

From: PD Naomi Yamauchi

Hi Victoria:

Attached please find the Redwood City Police Department response to your recent California Public Records Act Request sent on behalf of the Records Supervisor, Genevieve Nguy.

Thank you.


Naomi Yamauchi
Records - Police Clerk
Redwood City Police Dept.
1301 Maple St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Ph: 650-780-4991 / Fax: 650-780-7112<>

"Providing Excellent Service with Integrity and Respect"

From: PD Naomi Yamauchi

HI Victoria:

Please be advised that on Page 1 of the Redwood City Police Department response to your California Public Records Act Request, the date of your written correspondence should be December 6, 2016 and NOT July 19, 2016.

Thank you.

From: CLK-Silvia Vonderlinden

Dear Ms. Owens, Good Afternoon
Thank you for your follow-up email.
The Police Department has responded to your email.
Thank you.