San Pablo Skydio

Jason Koebler filed this request with the San Pablo Police Department of San Pablo, CA.


From: Jason Koebler

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Public reports state that this police department may have partnered with Skydio, a drone company. ( Through other public records I've obtained from the Campbell County Police Department, I learned about "a training and was speaking with the San Pablo Chief. They are 3D mapping their entire city and spending $250K to get multiple drone 'nests' for automatic deployment of drones."

Therefore, I hereby request the following records:

1) Any documentation created for this training (I believe it was in October, 2020), including emails, video and audio, powerpoint or other presentation files, related to the 3D mapping drone plan. Any contracts, procurement, or other documents related to this training and this plan.

2) All instructional materials, presentations and presentation materials (including recorded video and audio, PowerPoint files, prepared remarks, and slides formats), and other guidance on the use of Skydio (and/or drones in general). This includes A) any notes taken during meetings that discussed the use of Skydio, B) any explanations (whether internally or externally generated) of how Skydio works, and C) any other document that has been used to help explain the use of Skydio, including internal documentation, public relations materials, and executive summaries.

2) A copy of any privacy impact assessments, use policies, standard operating procedures, data retention policies, legal opinions, warranties, non-disclosure agreements, contracts, liability waivers, insurance agreements, Requests for Proposals, Responses to Requests for Proposal, Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Interest, usage policies, or informal agreements between the police department and Skydio.

3) A copy of any funding opportunity announcements, grant applications and grantor status/progress reports, reports to legislative bodies, annual reports that mention Skydio, as well as audit records, including but not limited to security audits of the software, misuse reports, and reports to oversight bodies.

4) Any digital communications including but not limited to emails and text messages) as well as documents, (including but not limited to PDF, word processing, excel, and slide documents) that mention Skydio.

5) Any case reports in which a Skydio drone was used.

6) Any digital communications (including but not limited to emails and text messages) with Skydio representatives.

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.


Jason Koebler

From: San Pablo Police Department

Please see attached response to your Public Records act Request.

Celeste Taylor
Police Support Services Manager


Police Department

From: San Pablo Police Department

Please see our supplemental response here.<>

Celeste Taylor
Police Support Services Manager


Police Department

From: San Pablo Police Department

Please see out attached final response.

Celeste Taylor
Police Support Services Manager


Police Department